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Race against time : a reporter reopens the unsolved murder cases of the civil rights era / Jerry Mitchell.

Mitchell, Jerry, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781451645132
  • ISBN: 1451645139
  • Physical Description: 421 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [403]-407) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner -- Medgar Evers -- Vernon Dahmer Sr. -- Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley -- James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner.
Summary, etc.:
"An award-winning investigative reporter shares the real-life detective story of how Klansmen came to justice in notorious unsolved civil rights cold cases--decades after they had gotten away with murder"-- Provided by publisher.
Mitchell takes readers on the twisting, pulse-racing road that led to the reopening of four of the most infamous killings from the days of the civil rights movement. His work played a central role in bringing killers to justice for the assassination of Medgar Evers, the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer, the 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham and the June 21, 1964 murder of three civil rights workers by more than twenty Klansmen. Mitchell reveals how he unearthed secret documents, found long-lost suspects and witnesses, and built up evidence strong enough to take on the Klan. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Mitchell, Jerry.
Mitchell, Jerry.
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Ku Klux Klan.
Journalists > Mississippi > Biography.
Investigative reporting > Southern States.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) > Southern States.
Murder > Southern States.
Civil rights movements > Southern States.
Civil rights workers > Southern States.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers.
TRUE CRIME / Murder / General.
Civil rights movements.
Civil rights workers.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
Investigative reporting.
Journalists > Biography.
Civil rights movements > Southern States.
Southern States.
Genre: Biographies.
True crime stories.