Jackson, Mississippi reporter Jerry Mitchel often writes about Emmett Till

Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., runs Journey to Justice, a blog that explores the intersection of justice and culture in this place we call the United States​. 

Jerry Mitchell’s work has helped put four Klansmen behind bars, including the assassin of NAACP leader Medgar Evers in 1963 and the man who orchestrated the Klan’s 1964 killings of three civil rights workers. His latest stories have helped lead to the arrest of serial killer suspect Felix Vail — the last known person seen with three women. 

Mitchell, a 2009 MacArthur fellow, is writing a book on cold cases from the civil rights era.

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