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The stories of Clarion-Ledger investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell have helped put four Klansmen behind bars. A winner of a MacArthur genius grant and a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Since 1989, the investigative reporter for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, MS, has unearthed documents, cajoled suspects and witnesses, and quietly pursued evidence in the nation’s notorious killings from the civil rights era. His work helped put four Klansmen behind bars giving justice to these families: Medgar Evers; the four beautiful young ladies in the Birmingham church bombing; Vernon Dahmer; and, Chaney, Goodman, & Schwerner (aka sadly, Mississippi Burning case)
After winning the prestigious George Polk Award for a second time, Mitchell received a MacArthur genius grant — only the second investigative reporter to ever receive the $500,000 award. Others have also noticed his work. In 1996, filmmakers portrayed him in the movie Ghosts of Mississippi about the reopening of the Medgar Evers assassination.
In October 1998, Mitchell was recognized a at the Kennedy Center in Washington. ABC's Chris Wallace told those gathered for the Anti-Defamation League event, "Jerry Mitchell isn't comfortable being called a hero, or being portrayed as one in the film, Ghosts of Mississippi. It is difficult, however, to find a better word than 'hero' to describe Jerry Mitchell. Today, justice — long delayed — has been served, and Sam Bowers and Byron De La Beckwith grow old in jail."
Mitchell received his degree in journalism at Harding University in 1982, a master’s in journalism from Ohio State University in 1997 and an honorary doctorate in law from Colby College in 2006.
Mitchell has won countless awards, but I only have 2000 characters! I will share these during the broadcast! Please listen in on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 11:00 AM.
Black people haven't improved our economic situation since slavery. Why are we still the poorest people in the country? Why are our richest Black men still afraid to speak out against white supremacy? Why are our businesses the ones that are struggling the most? Why do we continue to beat our heads against the wall and fear white presidesntial candidates? Why are we so against creating opportunities for our children? Why are we still backing the Civil Rights Generation? Do you believe integration was detrimental to Black people. Call in Tuesday March 7th 730 PM EST/430 PM PST (347) 850-1065.
Birmingham, Alabama is considered ground zero in the civil rights movement. In the 1950s, African-Americans of all ages in Birmingham drew a proverbial line in the sand against racial segregation. Their stories, struggles and ultimate success over Jim Crow laws is on display at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in an effort to keep the stories of this dark chapter in American history alive.
Across the street from the Civil Rights Institute is the 16th Street Baptist Church where a 1963 bombing that killed four young girls changed the course of history in Birmingham and America. We will walk through this church that has, today, become a place to unify a community and people from all over the world.
Downtown Birmingham is the home to the Civil Rights Heritage Trail. Kelly Ingrham Park, also known as Freedom Park, was the staging area for many of the demonstrations that took place in Birmingham led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and others. Today, Freedom Parkt is a sculpture garden that honors those who peacefully demonstrated.
We will revisit our conversation with jazz legend, the late Frank "Doc" Adams. He shared his music and life with us when we met him at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame just weeks before his passing at the age of 86.
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FREEDOM WRITING, GOSPEL LITERACY AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
NCTE brings us Professor Rhea Estelle Lathan of Florida State on, obviously, writing and its effect on civil rights.
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Hey there Tea Sippers!! How many of you are OVER Ms. Stacey Dash's comments about Black History/Herstory Month? How many are OVER the fact that BHM seems to only focus around Malcolm, Martin, Rosa, Fredrick and George Washington Carver? Well, I am going to take a different stab at this issue as I will be Dishing Tea on the critically crucial involvement of a man who was the Originator, the Architect, the Organizor, the Blueprint, the Administrator of what we now know as The Civil Rights Movement. Often times, we have heard folks battle with the LGBT community about why and how The CRM is different from The Human Rights Movement aka Gay Rights Movement; however most folks either have not paid attention to, don't want to give credit to, or have no clue that The CRM was DESIGNED by a Black Gay Man named Bayard Rustin!
Today many people are celerbrating MLK Day...............Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. Today on "It's My House" we are asking the question:
What Civil Rights Opportunities Can You Convert Into Civil Rights Assets ?
We shall define what Civil Rights are and then identify "civil rights opportunities" and how those opportunities can be converted into "civil rights assets".
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Civil Chat with Lee looks at the Bern's feud with Hilary Clinton. Lee looks at the interview with Clinton's homers at The New York Daily News. Was Bernie unprepared? Is Hilary Clinton unqualified to be president? The Boss Bruce Springsteen cancels his North Carolina show due to the anti-LGBT bill the tarheel state supported. No live calls.
Civil Chat with Lee looks at the fallou from Thursday night's Democratic Debate. Who came out the winner. What does fact check.org and politifact have to say about the truth and lies spoken between Hilary and Bernie. Do they really now NOT like each other? What's going on with the Donald and his claims that he's been treated unfairly and the system is rigged? Call or listen to this one hour show. 215 383 5844