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Jerry Mitchell – Race Against Time

February 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are pleased to announce the Reader Meet Writer virtual event series. This program offers up some of your favorite authors discussing their newest book and answering your questions. We are not charging any fee for this series but do request that you purchase the books through our new online store, however this is not a requirement to attend.

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Jerry Mitchell will discuss his book, Race Against Time, available from Righton Books here.

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.

Details

Date:
February 11, 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Righton Books
Phone:
912-771-0808
Email:
info@rightonbooks.com
Website:
rightonbooks.com

Details

Date:
February 11, 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Righton Books
Phone:
912-771-0808
Email:
info@rightonbooks.com
Website:
rightonbooks.com