Mississippi Learning


Last week’s “Press Clips” column in the Voice‘s print edition focused on reporter Jerry Mitchell’s courageous efforts to dig up the hiddren history of civil rights murders. For more information on Mitchell’s work—and the era on which he has written—check out the following sites:

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 8, 2005

  • 44 Days that Changed Mississippi . . . Mitchell’s 2000 series on the 1964 murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner.
  • The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission . . . Archives of the state “spy” agency that led efforts to resist the civil rights movement from 1956-73.
  • The Philadelphia Coalition . . . The grassroots group of Mississippi residents that pushed to reopen the investigation of the 1964 murders.


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