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Cold Case: A Conversation with Jerry Mitchell

American University School of Communication

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Cold Case: A Conversation with Jerry Mitchell

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General Admission Mar 6, 2019 Free  
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A Conversation with Jerry Mitchell
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception

American University School of Communication 
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater (McKinley Building)
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20016

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Celebrated investigative journalist and MacArthur "genius" grant winner Jerry Mitchell talks with American University School of Communications Assistant Professor Sherri Williams about Mitchell's tenacious work for Mississippi's The Clarion-Ledger that have exposed injustices and corruption, prompting investigations, criminal convictions, reforms of state agencies, and the firings of boards and officials. Perhaps most notably, his work helped put four Klansmen behind bars: Byron De La Beckwith for the 1963 assassination of NAACP leader Medgar Evers; Imperial Wizard Sam Bowers, for ordering the fatal firebombing of NAACP leader Vernon Dahmer in 1966; Bobby Cherry, for the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church that killed four girls; and Edgar Ray Killen, for helping organize the 1964 killings of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner (popularized by the fictional movie about that case, Mississippi Burning). He is finishing his memoir about his pursuit of civil rights cold cases, Race Against Time, for Simon & Schuster. He is co-founder and director of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting.

The free program, which ends with a light reception, is co-sponsored by the Investigative Reporting Workshop, American University's Black Alumni Alliance and the School of Communication.

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American University School of Communication
4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
McKinley Building, Doyle-Forman Theater
Washington, DC 20016

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)


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