NPC Headliners Book Event: Reporter Jerry Mitchell - "Race Against Time"
Reporter Jerry Mitchell, who spent years investigating the most infamous murders of the civil rights movement, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners event on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 about his upcoming book, Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era.
Race Against Time chronicles Mitchell’s quest to unearth the truth behind some of the most gruesome and harrowing unsolved murders of the civil rights era. Mitchell’s reporting is credited with helping to bring killers to justice for the assassination of Medgar Evers, the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer, the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Church in Birmingham, and the murder of three civil rights workers commonly referred to as the Mississippi Burning case.
This event will take place in the Club’s Zenger Room at 8:30 a.m., and will feature a moderated discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. with a light breakfast of coffee, tea, muffins and pastries.
Tickets cost $5 for members of the National Press Club and $10 for the general public.
Preordered books will be available for pickup and signing at the event. Attendees will also be able to purchase books at the door. Please leave all outside books at home.