Monday, March 9, 2020 11:45 am - 1:30 pm 2355 Public Affairs Building, UCLA Admission is free, but registration is required. Click here to Register. Jerry Mitchell is the founder
Monday, March 9, 2020
11:45 am – 1:30 pm
2355 Public Affairs Building, UCLA
Admission is free, but registration is required. Click here to Register.
Jerry Mitchell is the founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting in Jackson, Mississippi. He has spent his career investigating some of the most notorious killings of the civil rights era. Mitchell’s work has led to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the assassination of NAACP leader Medgar Evers, the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., church that killed four girls, and the man who organized the killings of three civil rights workers. For more than thirty years, his stories have exposed injustices, corruption, and abuse of power. His work has prompted prosecutions, spurred reforms of state agencies, and led to firings of state board officials. A winner of a MacArthur “genius” grant and more than 30 other national awards, including being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist, his memoir about his pursuit of civil rights cold cases, Race Against Time, for Simon & Schuster, was released in early 2020.
-Lunch will be served at 11:45am and the lecture starts at 12pm.
-Please bring your own beverage or refillable water bottle as we no longer provide single-use beverage bottles at our events.
As a land grant institution, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs acknowledges the Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin, South Channel Islands).
(Monday) 11:45 am - 1:30 pm