At Mother’s Grave
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Chasing Justice

Shelton Chappell and his sister Jacqueline Williams brush leaves off the cement cover of their mother’s grave in an unkept cemetery in Jacksonville, Fla. Johnnie Mae Chappell was killed in 1964 by four white men during a week of racial tension in Jacksonville. (Oscar Sosa / For the Times)
In a newspaper clipping from 1964 edition of Jet Magazine, Willie Chappell looks at his wife, Johnnie Mae Chappell, who was killed in 1964 by four white men during a week of racial tension in Jacksonville. ()
Former Duval County detectives Lee Cody (left) and Donald Coleman solved the murder of Johnnie Mae Chappell. (Oscar Sosa / For the Times)
Rosalee Riggins talks about the night Johnnie Mae Chappell was killed. Riggins lived next door to Chappell and still lives in the same house she occupied in 1964. (Oscar Sosa / For the Times)
The .22 caliber bullet that killed Johnnie Mae Chappell. (OSCAR SOSA / For the Times)
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