Join us for a conversation with Margaret Burnham, founder and director of Northeastern University School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, and Jerry Mitchell, renowned investigative reporter, in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Two Mississippi Museums on Tuesday, October 19, at noon. They will discuss the civil rights cold cases highlighted in Un(re)solved—the PBS Frontline traveling augmented-reality exhibit now open at the Two Mississippi Museums. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required. The program will also stream live on the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Facebook page.
Margaret Burnham is the founder and director Northeastern University School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, which investigates racial violence in the Jim Crow era and other historical failures of the criminal justice system. Burnham’s team accused Franklin County Mississippi law enforcement officials of assisting Klansmen in the kidnapping, torture, and murder of Henry Dee and Charles Eddie Moore. Burnham is lead advisor for Un(re)solved, and her investigations are featured in the documentary American Reckoning.
Jerry Mitchell is a renowned investigative reporter who has been investigating civil rights-era crimes for more than thirty years. Mitchell served on the advisory council that helped guide the development of the Unresolved project.
Un(re)solved is PBS Frontline’s traveling augmented-reality exhibit now open at the Two Mississippi Museums. Drawing on more than two years of reporting, thousands of documents, and dozens of first-hand interviews with family members—as well as current and former Justice Department and FBI officials, state and local law enforcement, lawmakers, civil rights leaders and investigative journalists—the multi-platform exhibit examines the federal government’s effort to investigate more than 150 civil rights-era cold cases through the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act (Till Act).