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Jerry Mitchell's Race Against Time: Solving The Unsolved Murders Of The Civil Rights Era

James Patterson

Mississippi investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell is Tom's guest today. Mitchell's tenacious reporting on killings committed during the Civil Rights era re-opened cases that led to the convictions of men who, for decades, had literally gotten away with murder.

Mitchell’s efforts led to justice for Medgar Evers, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman Vernon Dahmer and the four young girls killed in a  1963 Birmingham church bombing.  Mitchell has chronicled each murder, from cold case to conviction, in his new book, Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era.

Jerry Mitchell will be speaking live at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Tues., Feb. 18th at 7 pm. For more information, click here.

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