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Author and Investigative Journalist Jerry Mitchell on civil rights and the fight against racial violence

Author and Investigative Journalist Jerry Mitchell on civil rights and the fight against racial violence

Jerry Mitchell was an investigative reporter in Jackson, Mississippi for 3 decades. His stories led to the arrest and conviction of the murderers of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, and those responsible for the Birmingham, Alabama Church bombing in 1963 decades after they committed their crimes. He has since received a MacArthur Genius Grant and founded the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting.Jason talks to Jerry about how he came to be an investigative reporter and the state of race relations in American in 2021. https://www.mississippicir.org/https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Race-Against-Time/Jerry-Mitchell/9781451645149https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Street_Baptist_Church_bombinghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colored_Orphan_Asylum Righteous Convictions with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No 1.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration: 23 min

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