March 9, 2020 – Jerry Mitchell joins us with Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era. In addition to what we today know as the Mississippi Burning case, this unique memoir covers our guest’s efforts in the assassination of Medgar Evers, the 16th Street Church bombing, and the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer.
By refusing to ignore pleas for justice when everyone else had given up hope, Mitchell’s dedication that ultimately landed four members of the KKK in prison for the rest of their lives.
Jerry Mitchell has been a reporter in Mississippi since 1986, earning over 30 national awards and founding the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit that carries on his work of exposing injustices and raising up a new generation of investigative reporters. Follow him @JMitchellNews on Twitter.