Newport Book Club: ‘Race Against Time’ Jerry Mitchell

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
7:00 pm

Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights EraOn June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers. The killings would become known as the “Mississippi Burning” case 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. His efforts have put four leading Klansmen behind bars, years after they thought they had gotten away with murder.


All state and federal COVID-19 mandates will be followed.

If Campbell County is RED on the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard, everyone, age 6 or older, who attends library programs are required to wear masks.

 

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If you have any questions, please contact Valerie at vdavis@cc-pl.org.

 

Meeting Room:   Newport - Presidents Room Lower Level

Age Range:   adult

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