Jerry Mitchell

Jerry Mitchell


Investigative reporter & founder, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting. Helped put 4 KKK members, serial killer behind bars. 2009 MacArthur fellow.

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#OTD 1917, #CivilRights  pioneer CC Bryant was born in Mississippi. Local @NAACP  president worked w/ Medgar Evers, Bob Moses. KKK bombed his barbershop, home & church, but he continued to fight. Depicted in Freedom Song. #Courage  @DJohnsonMSNA  #HistoryCP 

Very exciting. Just got the paperback version of #RaceAgainstTime . Hardback available now; paperback, Feb. 2. @LemuriaBooks  @SquareBooks  @TurnRowBooks 

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#OTD 1865, Union Gen. Sherman issued Field Order 15, giving each freed family 40 acres, with some receiving mules (“40 acres & a mule"). After #POTUS  Lincoln was assassinated, #POTUS  Johnson reversed Field Order 15. #History  #HistoryMattersM  @spikeleeatters 

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When I was in college, I loved first person, but after decades of journalism, I prefer third.

#HappyBirthday @jamesearljones ! Overcame stuttering to become 1 of world’s greatest actors. Voiced #StarWars ' Darth Vader#LionKing 's Mufasa. World's biggest challenges? Health & sanity: “I say sanity because #racism  is a form of insanity.” #SundayVibes 

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Remembering Medgar Evers on the 57th anniversary of his assassination in Jackson, Mississippi ... "Freedom has never been free ..."

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Emmett Till historical sign riddled with bullets. Another spray-painted "KKK."

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To Kill a Mockingbird: The book to read is not the one that thinks for you, but the one that makes you think. #SaturdayMorning 

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40 yrs ago today, jury convicted Bob Chambliss in #KKK ’s 1963 bombing of Birmingham church, killing 4 little girls. skipped classes to watch trial. Later successfully prosecuted 2 more Klansmen in case.

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Long before ISIS, there was the KKK. Terrorism in the USA: #CharlieHebdo  #NAACPBombing 

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Excited to announce the launching of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting. has just given us our first grant. Very exciting.

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