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Former Sentinel editor to be featured on Frontline

Hanna Newspapers, February 14, 2022

The work of a longtime Louisiana newspaper editor will be included in a PBS FRONTLINE documentary Tuesday on the 1967 Ku Klux Klan murder of Wharlest Jackson, a 37-year-old Black man in Natchez, Mississippi.

A turn signal, an explosion, an American Reckoning

WABE, February 14, 2022

A gruesome, unpunished 1967 murder reveals little-known stories of the civil rights movement and Black resistance in Mississippi and Louisiana. “American Reckoning” on Frontline, from PBS.

Natchez civil rights history documentary to be featured on PBS channel Tuesday

Natchez Democrat, February 14, 2022

Little-known parts of Natchez’s civil rights history will be told in the PBS documentary, “American Reckoning.” The show airs at 9 p.m. central standard time on Tuesday, Feb. 15, on PBS. It explores a federal cold case investigation of the murder of Wharlest Jackson Sr., who was the treasurer of the Natchez branch.

'American Reckoning' Explores an Unsolved 1960s Murder

Cheddar TV, February 14, 2022

Filmmakers Yoruba Richen and Brad Lichtenstein join Cheddar News to discuss the new Frontline (PBS) documentary 'American Reckoning.'

‘American Reckoning’: A Candid Testimony of Southern American History Shared with Honor and Reverence

Black Girl Nerds, February 14, 2022

'American Reckoning' premieres on PBS’s FRONTLINE on February 15.

New documentary highlights unsolved murder of Civil Rights era

The Washington Post, February 14, 2022

‘American Reckoning’ focuses on the car bomb murder of Wharlest Jackson.

Unsolved civil rights bombing in Mississippi will be highlighted in PBS documentary Tuesday

Magnolia State Live, February 14, 2022

Little-known parts of Mississippi’s civil rights history will be told in the PBS documentary, “American Reckoning.” The show airs at 9 p.m. central standard time on Tuesday, Feb. 15, on PBS.

1967 Assassination of NAACP official gets new life in new doc, “American Reckoning”

MSNBC.com, February 13, 2022

A 55-year-old unsolved murder case is getting new life this week now that it’s the focus of a new PBS Frontline documentary, “American Reckoning”.

Opinion | Not every civil rights fight employed nonviolence

MSNBC.com, February 13, 2022

Mainstream narratives characterize the civil rights movement as only utilizing nonviolent tactics.

Two documentaries offer powerful profiles of Black resistance

The Boston Globe, February 11, 2022

Documentaries remember civil rights activists Fannie Lou Hamer and Wharlest Jackson.

The Black Eskimo Podcast (American Reckoning) Ep #249

The Black Eskimo Podcast, February 11, 2022

“American Reckoning” is another in a recent wave of Civil Rights themed documentaries. The film highlights an alternative narrative to the non-violent stance made popular by Martin Luther King Jr.

American Reckoning: 55 Years After KKK Murder of Mississippi NAACP Leader, Case Remains Unsolved

Democracy Now!, February 11, 2022

Yoruba Richen, Brad Lichtenstein & Denise Ford Jackson (daughter of Wharlest Jackson) interview on Democracy Now!

What to Watch During Black History Month

The New York Post, February 4, 2022

Check out: A feature-length documentary, airing on “Frontline,” that examines the civil rights era and racist violence, including the still-unresolved 1960s killing of Wharlest Jackson, a local NAACP leader in Natchez, Miss.

Learn about families still searching for justice at a special ‘Un(re)solved’ installation

Boston.com, Feb. 4, 2022

The Museum of African American History in Boston will present 'Un(re)solved' through Feb. 26.

PBS FRONTLINE’s Un(re)solved Examines Black Murders That Have Never Been Solved

The Root, December 8, 2021

PBS’ FRONTLINE is known for telling expansive, hard-hitting stories. One of its most important projects is Un(re)solved, which looks to find justice in the unresolved murders of Black people dating back to the civil rights era.

‘Un(re)solved’ exhibit focuses on civil rights-era killings

AP News, September 19, 2021

An interactive exhibit in Mississippi prompts visitors to speak aloud the names of people who were killed in acts of racist violence in the United States during the civil rights era — incantations in a darkened room to honor some 150 men, women and children whose lives were cut short.

FRONTLINE’s ‘Un(re)solved’ Leads Juneteenth Public Media Programming

CPB, June 17, 2021

Multiplatform experience tells the stories of lives cut short and a federal effort to investigate more than 150 cold cases that date back to the civil rights era.

America’s Legacy of Racist Killings: Key Takeaways from ‘Un(re)solved’

FRONTLINE, June 17, 2021

Civil rights era cold case killings. A federal effort to right past wrongs. What a FRONTLINE investigation reveals about the lives lost and the search for justice.

What Investigations of Cold Cases from the Civil Rights Era Can Offer

WTTW, June 17, 2021

Under the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, the federal government has investigated more than 150 race-related cold cases. A new podcast and multiplatform project from Frontline examines its success, and what truth and justice look like in decades-old cases.

PBS Project 'Un(re)solved' Reveals More Than 150 Cold Case, Racially Motivated Murders

90.1 FM WABE, June 16, 2021

PBS' longtime investigative series "FRONTLINE" has dropped its latest: A multiplatform project that reveals more than 150 cold case, racially motivated murders -- mostly of Black Americans. "FRONTLINE" producers note that 26 victims in the database are from Georgia, second only to Mississippi, which lists 56.

Un(re)solved' Tells Stories Of Civil Rights Era Cold Cases

GBH News, June 16, 2021

A new multi-platform storytelling project from PBS’ FRONTLINE tells the stories of unsolved racist killings in America.

‘Un(re)solved’ AR Experience Shares Stories of Lives Taken in Hateful Racial Crimes

Animation World Network, June 8, 2021

Filmmaker Tamara Shogaolu and PBS’ ‘FRONTLINE’ collaborate on an animated, immersive web and interactive installation that shares the lives and histories of 151 victims from unsolved civil rights-era murder cases.

Klansmen Brutally Killed Their Father. They Now Say His Legacy Is Larger Than Life

NPR, June 4, 2021

Listen to one of the stories from our upcoming ‘Un(re)solved’ project on Morning Edition, produced in collaboration with StoryCorps.

FRONTLINE (PBS) Announces ‘Un(re)solved’ Podcast, Debuting at Tribeca Festival

FRONTLINE, June 3, 2021

FRONTLINE's new, multipart narrative podcast series "Un(re)solved" tells a story of lives cut short and a federal effort to re-examine cold cases that date back to the civil rights era. Listen to the trailer and subscribe to the series now to never miss an episode.

Tribeca Fest To Showcase Tamara Shogaolu’s Multiplatform Experience ‘Un(re)solved’

Black Film and TV, May 11, 2021

‘Un(re)solved’ is a multi-platform experience telling the story of and investigating more than 150 racially motivated civil rights-era killings.

FRONTLINE Announces ‘Un(re)solved,’ an Unprecedented Multiplatform Investigation of Civil Rights Era Cold Case Murders

FRONTLINE, May 4, 2021

World premiering at the Tribeca Festival, Un(re)solved will ultimately include a web interactive, podcast mini-series, touring augmented-reality installation, broadcast documentary, educational curriculum, and events.

Tribeca Festival Immersive Lineup Announced

Tribeca, April 27, 2021

‘Un(re)solved’ is among the immersive projects debuting at Tribeca Festival in June.

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Support for Un(re)solved provided by PBS; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; the Abrams Foundation; the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation; The WNET Group’s Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative that examines poverty, justice, and economic opportunity in America, with major funding by The JPB Foundation and additional funding from The Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney Fund; the GBH Catalyst Fund; the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation; the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund; the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center; The Barbra Streisand Foundation; and Unity Software, Inc. through its Unity Charitable Fund, a fund of the Tides Foundation. Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the Ford Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Park Foundation; and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.