Earl "Holly" Colmer's son is killed in this episode.Colmer is eventually written in as a recurring character.He becomes a city councilman with an adversarial relationship to Harriet and Gillespie.
Jill Jane Clements who had a recurring role as Maude the pawn shop owner plays the bartender in this episode.
Hugh O'Connor was deathly affraid of horses. As a result, he had a difficult time doing his riding scene in this episode.
William J Royce was inspired to write this story based on the Medgar Evers story. This episode was written three years before the case was re-opened and Beckwith was finally tried for this murder, and five years before Rob Reiner's "Ghosts of the Mississippi."
William J Royce also wrote the music and lyrics to the song, "Sweet, Sweet, Blues" performed by Bobby Short in this episode