Mississippi investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell, recipient of over thirty awards for his work, has kept on the trail of reporting on violence against those seeking racial justice for decades. In Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era (Simon & Schuster), he tells some of these stories, this as those who perpetrated were on the verge of dying of old age without ever being held accountable.
“For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story. Thanks to him, and to courageous prosecutors, witnesses, and FBI agents, justice finally prevailed.” —John Grisham.
“Jerry Mitchell's memoir revives promise for journalism. In this stirring, insider's account of four notorious crimes from the 1960s, his tenacious allies defy race and resignation to win historic miracles for justice.” —Taylor Branch.
“I’ve never met anyone so committed to the truth and revealing the truth than Jerry Mitchell. He ignited the movement to bring justice to my family and so many others.”— Reena Evers-Everette, daughter of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.