Mississippi Unbound: Race Against Time

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Hosted by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Mississippi Unbound: Race Against Time will feature renowned investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell for a live discussion on his new book, “Race Against Time.” The book provides the undercover story behind the reopenings of four notorious civil rights cases: the assassination of Medgar Evers in Jackson, the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, the murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner in Neshoba County, and the fatal firebombing of Vernon Dahmer, Sr. in Hattiesburg.
Jerry Mitchell served for over thirty years as an investigative reporter for The Clarion Ledger. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, he received numerous national awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the George Polk Award, Columbia’s John Chancellor Award, and the Sidney Hillman Prize. He is a longtime member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. In 2018, Mitchell founded the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting.
Mississippi Unbound is a literary series that highlights themes and stories that connect the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. If you would like to submit questions or comments about the book to the author, please do so within the Facebook event or email info@twomississippimuseums by Monday, October 26. On Thursday, October 29, the program will stream live from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Facebook page.
We encourage participants to purchase a copy of “Race Against Time” from a local book store, if possible. Call the Mississippi Museum Store at 601-576-6921 or email hyurkow@mdah.ms.gov.