FRANK MORRIS (fourth from left wearing visor) standing in front of his shoe store in Ferriday, Louisiana, c.1950's. | On Dec. 10, 1964, Frank Morris, a 51-year-old, black shoe-shop owner was burned alive inside his store in Ferriday, La. He survived severe burns to all of the skin on his body, was hospitalized and lived four more days before he died. The FBI investigated twice in the 1960's with no conclusion. (Photo courtesy of the Concordia Sentinel and William Brown, 2010…

FRANK MORRIS (fourth from left wearing visor) standing in front of his shoe store in Ferriday, Louisiana, c.1950's. | On Dec. 10, 1964, Frank Morris, a 51-year-old, black shoe-shop owner was burned alive inside his store in Ferriday, La. He survived severe burns to all of the skin on his body, was hospitalized and lived four more days before he died. The FBI investigated twice in the 1960's with no conclusion. (Photo courtesy of the Concordia Sentinel and William Brown, 2010…

Solving A 1964 Cold Case: Mystery Of Frank Morris

Solving A 1964 Cold Case: Mystery Of Frank Morris

The murders of two black men in America’s deep south laid bare the region’s lingering racism – and still stand as shocking examples of the country’s failure to adequately prosecute race crimes

According to the official version, Frank Morris, and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin were presumed drowned in the cold and choppy waters of San Francisco Bay

According to the official version, Frank Morris, and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin were presumed drowned in the cold and choppy waters of San Francisco Bay

On June 11, 1962, Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin successfully carried out one of the most intricate escapes ever devised, and escaped from Alcatraz Prison

10 Unbelievable Prison Breaks

On June 11, 1962, Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin successfully carried out one of the most intricate escapes ever devised, and escaped from Alcatraz Prison

Federal Senior Correctional Officer Walron sitting in Frank Lee Morris's prison cell (#138) on cell block B, after the 1962 escape from Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary

Federal Senior Correctional Officer Walron sitting in Frank Lee Morris's prison cell (#138) on cell block B, after the 1962 escape from Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary

Beaten, drowned, burned alive: how US justice failed Emmett Till and Frank Morris | World news | The Guardian

Beaten, drowned, burned alive: how US justice failed Emmett Till and Frank Morris | World news | The Guardian

On this day – June 11, 1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.

On this day – June 11, 1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.

The great escape from Alcatraz marked its 50th anniversary on June 12, 2012. Five decades earlier, John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris disappeared from the high security prison. Though they were said to have drowned in the San Francisco Bay, their bodies were never found. Here, a picture released by the prison shows the dummy head (l.) that was used by John Anglin to fool prison guards into thinking he was in bed.

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, March 21, 1963 - Inside Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary

The great escape from Alcatraz marked its 50th anniversary on June 12, 2012. Five decades earlier, John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris disappeared from the high security prison. Though they were said to have drowned in the San Francisco Bay, their bodies were never found. Here, a picture released by the prison shows the dummy head (l.) that was used by John Anglin to fool prison guards into thinking he was in bed.

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