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James Stern

Minister; Civil Rights Activist

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 James Stern Biography

In the storm of race relations, James Stern has always been the peacemaker. He’s a rebel with a cause. A community leader willing to fight for the underdog. So, it’s really no surprise to him that when he landed in medical Unit 31 of a Mississippi State Penitentiary, he ended up being the confidante to the notorious Klansman Edgar Ray Killen.

A Southern Baptist preacher and segregationist, Killen is now serving a 60-year sentence for manslaughter in the 1964 murders of three voting-rights activists in Neshoba County, Mississippi. The civil rights workers were registering black voters when they were abducted and killed. The case inspired the 1988, award-winning movie, “Mississippi Burning,” starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe.

Since both Stern and Killen are preachers, perhaps Killen felt he could bear his soul to this black man. Perhaps, the 89-year-old inmate (MDOC #112906) wants to live out the rest of his remaining days under house arrest, free from prison bars. Whatever the case, Stern shared the same prison medical facility with Killen from July 2010 to November 2011, until the day he was paroled. Stern, a California native, wasn’t familiar with the history of Mississippi’s civil rights murder cases or Killen’s infamy until other inmates clued him in.

“I heard that man talk every day,” said Stern. Over the course of their “friendship,” Killen admitted to 32 individuals; plus fingered other people involved in the killings who are still alive. But Sterns is not asking you to take his word for it, he has a collection of notes and letters, all penned by Killen, confessing to his bad deeds like a Catholic sinner as well as letters from his wife, Betty Jo Killen. Handwriting experts Russell R. Bradford of San Pedro, Calif. and Curt Baggett of Richardson, Texas have both provided affidavits, verifying to the authenticity and validity of the Killens handwritings.

Also, according to Stern, Killen gave him the intellectual-property rights to his story and granted him power-of-attorney over his estate, including a 41-acre plot in Neshoba County where Killen claims to have committed the other murders.

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James Stern

Minister; Civil Rights Activist

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James Stern Biography

In the storm of race relations, James Stern has always been the peacemaker. He’s a rebel with a cause. A community leader willing to fight for the underdog. So, it’s really no surprise to him that when he landed in medical Unit 31 of a Mississippi State Penitentiary, he ended up being the confidante to the notorious Klansman Edgar Ray Killen.

A Southern Baptist preacher and segregationist, Killen is now serving a 60-year sentence for manslaughter in the 1964 murders of three voting-rights activists in Neshoba County, Mississippi. The civil rights workers were registering black voters when they were abducted and killed. The case inspired the 1988, award-winning movie, “Mississippi Burning,” starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe.

Since both Stern and Killen are preachers, perhaps Killen felt he could bear his soul to this black man. Perhaps, the 89-year-old inmate (MDOC #112906) wants to live out the rest of his remaining days under house arrest, free from prison bars. Whatever the case, Stern shared the same prison medical facility with Killen from July 2010 to November 2011, until the day he was paroled. Stern, a California native, wasn’t familiar with the history of Mississippi’s civil rights murder cases or Killen’s infamy until other inmates clued him in.

“I heard that man talk every day,” said Stern. Over the course of their “friendship,” Killen admitted to 32 individuals; plus fingered other people involved in the killings who are still alive. But Sterns is not asking you to take his word for it, he has a collection of notes and letters, all penned by Killen, confessing to his bad deeds like a Catholic sinner as well as letters from his wife, Betty Jo Killen. Handwriting experts Russell R. Bradford of San Pedro, Calif. and Curt Baggett of Richardson, Texas have both provided affidavits, verifying to the authenticity and validity of the Killens handwritings.

Also, according to Stern, Killen gave him the intellectual-property rights to his story and granted him power-of-attorney over his estate, including a 41-acre plot in Neshoba County where Killen claims to have committed the other murders.

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  • KKK Edgar Ray Killen, sign over all movie/book rights

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  • How to book James Stern?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James Stern for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for James Stern, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for James Stern or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book James Stern?

    Booking fees for James Stern, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Stern, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for James Stern?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Stern for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Stern for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Stern or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Stern or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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