Jerry Mitchell


Investigative Reporter, The Clarion Ledger

We all can live fearlessly. Fearlessness is not about living without any kind of fear at all. It?s about overcoming those worries and fears that keep us from living lives that matter.

Since 1989, the stories of Jerry Mitchell, investigative reporter for The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.) have helped put four Klansmen behind bars for unpunished killings from the civil rights era. He has won more than 30 national awards. In 2009, he received a MacArthur genius grant. He is writing a book on his experiences titled Race Against Time.



Thursday, October 13

CIW Talk: Heroes

How easy it is for good guys to turn bad? Extraordinary individuals examine the characteristics of good and evil and how we, too, can become heroes.
Speakers: Bill Strickland, Jerry Mitchell, Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., Rob Warden, Ricardo Williams, Eddie Bocanegra, Ameena Matthews
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue

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