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LSU Cold Case Stories in the Regional & National News


Solving racially motivated crimes — LSU’s Cold Case program

Governor John Bel Edwards signs apology to two Southern students killed 50 years ago

Governor Edwards honors Southern University students killed 50 years ago

Gov. Edwards apologizes on behalf of the state 50 years after two Southern University students were unjustly killed

Ed Pratt: 50 years later, Southern University student shootings still haunt us

Medill announces recipients of inaugural Data-Driven Reporting Project funds

“Writing Past Wrongs”

South’s Cold Cases, Reopened but Still Unresolved

On the Media: A small-town reporter’s big influence

Reporter on Quest to Close 1964 Civil Rights Case

Podcasts & Shows

Mornings with Brian Haldane: Chris Drew, 11-18-2022

Louisiana: The State We’re In | Uncovering a Cold Case

(The feature starts as 15:37 in the video)

Someone Knows Something | Episode 7: Epilogue (Cases – Ben Chester White, Frank Morris, Henry Dee-Charles Moore)

(This episode appears at the bottom of the page when you go to link below. Link will not go directly to episode 7)

Justice In The Segregated South: A New Look At An Old Killing

Grand Jury Convenes To Investigate 1964 Cold Case

Solving A 1964 Cold Case: Mystery Of Frank Morris


American Reckoning, Frontline, PBS

Who killed Wharlest Jackson Sr.? In investigating the unsolved 1967 murder of a local NAACP leader, American Reckoning reveals an untold story of the civil rights movement and Black resistance.

The feature-length documentary from FRONTLINE and Retro Report, with support from Chasing the Dream, draws on rarely seen footage filmed by Ed Pincus and David Neuman more than 50 years ago in Natchez, Mississippi, and made available through the Amistad Research Center.

In following the Jackson family’s search for answers, American Reckoning also taps into the groundbreaking reporting of journalist Stanley Nelson, who investigated allegations of the involvement of a Ku Klux Klan offshoot, known as the Silver Dollar Group.

From acclaimed directors, producers and journalists Brad Lichtenstein (When Claude Got ShotAs Goes Janesville) and Yoruba Richen (The Killing of Breonna TaylorThe Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show), American Reckoning is the latest component of FRONTLINE’s multiplatform initiative Un(re)solved, telling the stories of more than 150 victims of civil rights era killings for whom there has been no justice.

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