Jerry wrote a news article that got the Medgar Evers assassination case reopened - and then he talked (face to face! for six hours!) with the murderer. After that, Jerry looked into another civil rights cold case - a horrifying tragedy that resulted in a surprisingly humorous murder trial.
From the event: You're So Mississippi
Jerry Mitchell is an investigative journalist for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi. His work has helped put four KKK members behind bars, and last year his series of stories on Felix Vail resulted in the oldest conviction of a suspected serial killer in U.S. history. In addition to Jerry's newspaper work, he is currently writing a memoir.