Monday, February 10, 7pm
St. Louis County Library HQ, 1640 S. Lindbergh
St. Louis County Library presents award winning reporter Jerry Mitchell who will sign and discuss his new book Race Against Time.
On June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers—killings that would become known as the “Mississippi Burning” case. It took forty-one years before the mastermind was finally convicted. Investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell unearthed secret documents, found long-lost witnesses, and built up evidence strong enough to take on the Klan. Mitchell’s relentless investigations led to the reopening of three other infamous killings from the days of the Civil Rights Movement: the assassination of Medgar Evers, the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer, and the 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham. “Race Against Time” is an astonishing, courageour story of a historic race for justice, as the past is uncovered, clue by clue, and long-ignored evils are brought into the light.
This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.