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Journalist Jerry Mitchell's Investigation Of Civil Rights Era Murders

Journalist Jerry Mitchell in the Clarion-Ledger newsroom with a picture of assassinated NAACP leader Medgar Evers on his desk.
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
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Journalist Jerry Mitchell in the Clarion-Ledger newsroom with a picture of assassinated NAACP leader Medgar Evers on his desk.

This episode originally aired on June 18, 2020.

In the summer of 1964, a mob of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three civil rights workers in the tragic episode of racial injustice that would come to be 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 decades later.

Today on The All Sides Summer Reading Series, award-winning journalist and author Jerry Mitchell tells the stories of justice delayed but not denied.

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