After Words

After Words: Harry Maclean author of "The Past Is Never Dead: The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's Struggle for Redemption" interviewed by Richard Howorth owner of Square Books and former mayor of Oxford, Mississippi

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From Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, Harry Maclean recounts the murder case against Klansman James Ford Seale in The Past is Never Dead.  Mr. Maclean recalls the death of Henry Dee and Charles Moore, two young black men who were kidnapped and killed after hitchhiking outside Meadville, Mississippi on May 2, 1964.  The case was left unsolved for over forty years, until the FBI indicted James Ford Seale in 2007, then seventy-one years old, for the kidnapping and murder.  Harry Maclean explores the reasons for the delay in convicting Mr. Seale and presents his thoughts on the former and current state of race relations in Mississippi.  He discusses his book with Richard Howorth, owner of Square Books and former mayor of Oxford, Mississippi.

About the Authors

Harry Maclean

Harry Maclean is the author of Once Upon a Time and In Broad Daylight that was the recipient of the Edgar Award for Best True Crime.  Mr. Maclean has served as First Assistant Attorney General of Colorado and General Counsel of the Peace Corp.  For more information, visit harrymaclean.com.


Buy the author's book from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

Richard Howorth

Richard Howorth is the owner of Square Books in Oxford, Missisippi, which he and his wife, Lisa, opened in 1979.  Mr. Howorth served two terms as the mayor of Oxford, Mississippi.  For more information, visit squarebooks.com.

Program Information

After Words: Harry Maclean author of "The Past Is Never Dead: The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's Struggle for Redemption" interviewed by Richard Howorth owner of Square Books and former mayor of Oxford, Mississippi

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