White Man Pleads Guilty to Burning Cross in Mississippi Town

Graham Williamson admitted that he and another man burned the cross to frighten and intimidate African American residents in Seminary, Mississippi, in October 2017.

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A white man has admitted in federal court that he burned a wooden cross in an effort to frighten black families in a small Mississippi town. Graham Williamson pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg to interfering with housing rights and conspiring to use fire to commit a felony. Williamson admitted that he and another man burned the cross to frighten and intimidate African American residents in Seminary, Mississippi, in October 2017, federal…

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