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Un(re)solved

What prompted the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate over 150 unsolved civil rights era killings? And what does justice look like for the families of the victims? Reporter James Edwards seeks answers to these questions, reflecting on his own family’s experiences along the way.

Un(re)solved is an investigative podcast series and part of a multiplatform project from FRONTLINE.

Episode 2: The Letters

June 18, 2021

As part of its Cold Case Initiative, the DOJ compiled a list of cases to look into. As of 2008, Mississippi — where Emmett Till was murdered — had the largest number of cases.

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Episode 1: The List

June 11, 2021

In 1955, a boy from Chicago was murdered in rural Mississippi. Who his killers were was an open secret — but none were found guilty of the crime.

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Introducing: Un(re)solved

June 3, 2021

What prompted the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate over 150 unsolved civil rights era killings? And what does justice look like for the families of the victims? 

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