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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

This Week In '66


With Lynn Peril

During the week of June 6, 1966, activist James Meredith was gunned down in Mississippi, Claudette Orbison died, and Dr. Sam Sheppard's murder conviction was set aside. Also, Frank Sinatra and friends had a drink at the Polo Lounge that left another patron comatose. 


“150 Continue Meredith March, Set to Camp in Klan Territory,” Los Angeles Times, June 11, 1966, 7C. 

Amburn, Ellis, “A cycle destroyed Roy’s reconciliation with his wife,” The Rock Island Argus (Moline, Illinois), June 26, 1990, 13. 

“CAMP SITE,” Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi), June 13, 1966, 1. 

“Death Joins Miss. March,” New York Daily News, June 10, 1966, 233. 

Doyle, James, “James Meredith, Lonely, Hated, Driven, Praised,” The Boston Globe, June 12, 1966, 1.

Housego, Michael, “The Secret Kept by the Roy Orbisons,” Evening Standard, June 8, 1966, 5. 

“Injured Man Still in Coma; Police Probe Brawl Involving Frank Sinatra,” Tucson Citizen, June 11, 1966, 3. 

“King Aide, State Police Clash in ‘Fear March,’” The Los Angeles Times, June 11, 1966, 5. 

McKee, Don, “King Leads 200 to Continue Meredith’s ‘March on Fear,’” The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 9, 1966, 1. 

“Mississippi: Ambush Ignites New Militancy Among Negroes,” New York Daily News, June 12, 1966, 126. 

Nelson, Jack, “James Meredith Wounded by Gunman on Mississippi March,” Los Angeles Times, June 7, 1966, 1. 

“One Crackpot’s Work,” The New York Daily News, June 8, 1966, 61. 

Ostrow, Ronald J., “Supreme Court Sets Aside Sheppard’s Murder Conviction,  Los Angeles Times, June 7, 1966, 1. 

Perry, Anthony, “San Diego at Large,” Los Angeles Times, September 26, 1990, B1. 

“Singer’s Wife Dies in Motorcycle Crash,” The Odessa American (Odessa, Texas), June 7, 1966, 1.