Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Mystery of Frederick Jermaine Carter's Death

A few months ago, I posted a short piece about Christianity's influence on the civil rights movement. Tonight, Valerie Hicks Powe of the Citizen-Advocates Foundation for Justice left a comment on that post asking me to help her organization to publicize the case of Frederick Jermaine Carter in the hope that additional publicity will help to solve the case of his death.

In December of last year, Mr. Carter's body was found hanging from a tree in Mississippi. Originally, law enforcement officials ruled it a suicide without a thorough investigation. However, the coroner has determined that insufficient evidence exists to declare Mr. Carter's death to be a suicide.

Mr. Carter's mother wants answers. She does not believe that her son would have committed suicide; and she rightfully wants an investigation. Wouldn't you if you were Frederick Jermaine Carter's parent?

The Citizen-Advocates Foundation for Justice has more information about the case and who can be contacted to help in resolving the case at

"But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream" (Amos 5:24).


Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

oh, wow. so sad. i feel for that mama so much! i am so glad that you have brought this to our attention. i live very close to where this took place and didn't hear about it!

Terry said...

Thank you, Beth. The story got to me too. I hope it helps in some way.