Investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell remembers when Edgar Ray Killen, the man who ordered the 1964 killings of three Freedom Riders, walked Mitchell to his car after a meeting. “I could see he was memorizing my license plate number, making it possible for him to get my home address,” Mitchell recalled.
As part of the 2006 Lovejoy Convocation honoring investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell–whose work has led to convictions of civil rights criminals decades after the deaths of their victims–panelists discuss journalism’s role in righting wrongs of the past.
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