Journalist Jerry Mitchell's Investigation Of Civil Rights Era Murders
In the summer of 1964 more than 20 members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three civil rights workers in a tragic episode of racial injustice that would become known as the “Mississippi Burning” case.
The identities of the killers, which included a sheriff’s deputy, were an open secret, but charges were never brought until newspaper journalist Jerry Mitchell started to work on it.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we talk with reporter Jerry Mitchell, whose investigative work helped to put four leading Klansmen behind bars, decades after they thought they’d gotten away with it.
- Jerry Mitchell, investigative journalist and author, “Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era.”
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