It Takes a Hard-Driving Team to Uncover the Truth of a Cold Case

September 2011
Nieman Reports;Fall2011, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p14
The author relates his experience on reinvestigating the case of African American teenagers Henry H. Dee and Charles E. Moore of Mississippi who was killed by the Ku Klux Klan and making a film about their case along with Moore's brother Thomas. Dee and Moore were beaten, interrogated and rolled into a plastic tarp before they were dumped alive in a remote lake in Louisiana on May 2, 1964. His documentary film "Mississippi Cold Case" helped in the prosecution of suspect James Ford Seale. INSET: The Bonds of Our Reporting: The Civil Rights Cold Case Project.


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