Dacula resident Mala Still worked as a teller at Gwinnett Commercial Bank, located at Clayton Street and Scenic Highway in Lawrenceville, GA. Christmas Eve in 1973 fell on a Monday, and the bank closed early for the holiday. Mrs. Still elected to have lunch at the bank during the short workday, enjoying two cheeseburgers. She left around 1 PM and disappeared without a trace. … [Read more...] about The Kidnapping and Murder of Mala Still
It goes against the natural order of things. Mothers are not supposed to bury their sons. Fifty years ago, as the year 1971 drew to a close, however, that tragedy is precisely what was about to happen to the families of six teenagers in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Two of the six were brothers, and we went to church together. Gwinnett was a very different place then versus now. … [Read more...] about A Tragedy Beyond Description
They were what the media would have called an All-American couple. He was a brilliant young officer that the U.S. Army was about to send to medical school. She was a beauty queen who sang, loved animals, and entertained in hospitals. They had settled into a happy life in Jacksonville, AL. Then, just before Christmas in 1971, they disappeared without a trace. Lt. Kendall … [Read more...] about Disappeared; Without A Trace
One could think there is little new to be learned about our nation’s history from over a century and a half ago. However, John Harris’s new book “The Last Slave Ships: New York and the End of the Middle Passage” reveals the existence of a mid-1800s, large-scale and illegal slave-trading business headquartered in New York City. Not only did it originate after the U.S. Congress … [Read more...] about Professor Pens a New Book About the Illegal Slave Trade in NYC
Sadly, we all know the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination on April 4, 1968. In Memphis, to try and resolve a strike involving the city's black sanitation workers, King was shot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. James Earl Ray, the suspected shooter, was the subject of a two-month-long manhunt that spanned the globe until authorities … [Read more...] about Was There A Conspiracy to Murder MLK Jr.?