October 22, 1868
Reconstruction-era Arkansas representative and U.S. congressman James Hinds was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. Hinds’s funeral procession in Little Rock—consisting of military, state, federal, county, and city officers, as well as fire companies, representatives of black schools, and average citizens—marched from the capitol to the railroad station. All businesses closed during the procession. Hinds’s remains were returned to Salem, New York, via railroad transport and ultimately interred in East Norwich, New York. He also has an honorary marker in the U.S. Congressional Cemetery in Washington DC.