Jerry Mitchell

Investigative Reporter, The Clarion Ledger
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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.

Past Events

Thursday, Oct 13 2011

12 PM

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.
2 hours | Talk | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

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