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    Race against time : a reporter reopens the unsolved murder cases of the civil rights era / Jerry Mitchell.
    by Mitchell, Jerry, author.
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    New York, New York : Simon & Schuster, Incorporated, [2020]
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  • Mitchell, Jerry.
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  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
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  • Journalists -- Mississippi -- Biography.
  •  
  • Investigative reporting -- Southern States.
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  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Southern States.
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  • Murder -- Southern States.
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  • Civil rights movements -- Southern States.
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  • Civil rights workers -- Southern States.
  • ISBN: 
    9781451645132
    1451645139
    9781451645149
    1451645147
    9781451645156
    Description: 
    421 pages ; 24 cm
    Edition: 
    First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
    Contents: 
    Part I: -- James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner (Chapters 1-8) -- Part II: -- Medgar Evers (Chapters 9-28) -- Part III: -- Vernon Dahmer Sr. (Chapters 29-44) -- Part IV: -- Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley (Chapters 45-52) -- Part V: -- James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner (Chapters 53-82) -- Epilogue.
    Genre: 
    Autobiographies.
    True crime stories.
    Summary: 
    "For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story. Thanks to him, and to courageous prosecutors, witnesses, and FBI agents, justice finally prevailed.” —John Grisham, author of The Guardians
    On June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers. The killings, in what would become known as the “Mississippi Burning” case, were among the most brazen acts of violence during the civil rights movement. And even though the killers’ identities, including the sheriff’s deputy, were an open secret, no one was charged with murder in the months and years that followed.
    It took forty-one years before the mastermind was brought to trial and finally convicted for the three innocent lives he took. If there is one man who helped pave the way for justice, it is investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell.
    In Race Against Time, 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, decades after the fact. 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 Mississippi Burning case. Mitchell reveals how he unearthed secret documents, found long-lost suspects and witnesses, building up evidence strong enough to take on the Klan. He takes us into every harrowing scene along the way, as when Mitchell goes into the lion’s den, meeting one-on-one with the very murderers he is seeking to catch. His efforts have put four leading Klansmen behind bars, years after they thought they had gotten away with murder.
    Race Against Time is an astonishing, courageous story capturing a historic race for justice, as the past is uncovered, clue by clue, and long-ignored evils are brought into the light. This is a landmark book and essential reading for all Americans. (Publisher)
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