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Mississippi Reporter Fought Racism; Jerry Mitchell, Wins MacArthur Award

Reporter Jerry Mitchell pauses while talking to students.(Photo from at WordPress.) Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter at The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson, Miss., who focuses on cold-case murders from the civil rights era says he will use money received from the MacArthur Genius award to help write a book on the subject. Mitchell is […]

Author Blogging Emmett Till Book Honoring 54th Anniversary of Civil Rights Event

The sight of 14-year-old Emmett Till’s brutalized body, shown 54 years ago openly to thousands of mourners in Chicago, pushed many sideliners directly into the modern civil rights movement. In observance of Till and five other civil rights martyrs, an Iowa civil rights author is blogging Who Killed Emmett Till? Stories of Six Civil Rights […]