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February Wednesday

Annual Martha Rubin Conversation on Racial Equity | Putting the Klan Behind Bars: An Evening with Jerry Mitchell


In case after case, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell has taken on the Ku Klux Klan.

Investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell, author of the new book Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era, comes to BHS to discuss four of the biggest cases he’s ever cracked including the 1963 assassination of NAACP leader Medgar Evers, the 1963 bombing of the Birmingham Sixteenth Street Baptist church, the 1966 firebombing of Vernon Dahmer, and the “Mississippi Burning” case.

This is the part of a series of programs offered annually in recognition of Martha Rubin’s commitment to social justice and equity. Martha Rubin is a Trustee Emerita (in memoriam) of Brooklyn Historical Society.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

6:30 pm


  • General Admission $15
  • Member Admission $10
reserve tickets


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    Jerry Mitchell

    Jerry Mitchell is one of the most decorated investigative journalists in the nation, having won over thirty national awards. Since 1989, the investigative journalist for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, has unearthed documents, cajoled suspects and witnesses, and quietly pursued evidence in some of the nation’s most notorious killings.