The Enduring Ambition of the Civil Rights Cold Case Project

September 2011
Nieman Reports;Fall2011, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p7
The author relates his experience of joining journalists John Fleming, Jerry Mitchell, Stanley Nelson, filmmaker David Ridgen and Aynsley Vogel of Paperny Films on cold case reporting to bring justice and reconciliation among killers and victims during the U.S. civil rights era. They came from different backgrounds but he says they share the belief that journalists have responsibility in achieving justice. The project was spearheaded by Nelson after a friend told him his sisters were missing.


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