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In Sparta, Mississippi, one hot September night, the murdered body of wealthy industrialist Philip Colbert is found in an alley. Hunting for suspects, the police pick up Virgil Tibbs, a well-dressed Negro, and bring him to headquarters for questioning. But, to the consternation of police chief Bill Gillespie, Tibbs turns out to be a top homicide detective from Philadelphia who has been in town visiting his mother. Ordered by his superior in Philadelphia to assist with the case, Tibbs conducts the postmortem examination and thus displays his superior knowledge of criminology. Though enraged, Gillespie reluctantly acquiesces in Tibbs's findings. As the investigation gets underway, Gillespie accuses young Harvey Oberst of the murder when he catches him with the dead man's wallet, but Tibbs quickly proves that Oberst stole the wallet after he found the body. Tibbs, for his part, is so determined to establish the guilt of Eric Endicott, an influential but insolent and bigoted conservative who opposed Colbert's progressive plans for a modern factory, that he too makes a false accusation. Gradually, as Tibbs and Gillespie combine their efforts, a grudging tolerance develops between them. After Gillespie has wrongly charged his own deputy, Sam Wood, with the murder, the local tease, Delores Purdy, is dragged into the police station by her brother, who claims that she is pregnant by Wood. Upon learning about an abortionist called Mama Caleba, Tibbs visits the woman; and he is still with her when Delores arrives, accompanied by the actual father of her child, diner counterman Ralph Henshaw. Tibbs confronts him, and Henshaw confesses that he murdered Colbert to obtain the money for Delores' abortion. With the case closed, Gillespie drives Tibbs to the railway depot. The two men shake hands in acknowledgment of the mutual respect that has grown between them.

From Turner Classic Movies

Watched on Turner Classic Movies


The Flash Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice (Graphic Novel)

Reading: The Flash Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice (Graphic Novel) by Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Ivan Plascencia


A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never striking twice! Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster appears—but just where did this amazing new ally come from? Now, the Fastest Man Alive finds himself in a city of speedsters—and dealing with the reappearance of Wally West! Collects THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1 plus issues #1-8 of the new series.

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Watched In Harm's Way

The 1965 war drama starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, and Patricia Neal is the story of a U.S. Naval officer who is reprimanded after Pearl Harbor and later promoted to Rear Admiral where he gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Watched on Movies (Verizon FiOS channel 469)


The retired Black Lightning returns to the hero life nine years after leaving because of its effects on his family life. Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, Black Lightning airs on Tuesday nights on the CW at 9 pm.



Watched on The CW


Checked into Capital Baptist Church

Sunday Morning Worship Service


Checked into Capital Baptist Church

Sunday Morning Worship Service 


Checked into Capital Baptist Church

Sunday Morning Worship Service 


Checked into Smithsonian Castle

An evening out with Mrs. Kent at The Friends of the Smithsonisn Open House

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