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FRONTLINE: 'American Reckoning' examines unsolved crimes in Civil Rights era

FRONTLINE's 'American Reckoning'
Credit for left background images, from top to bottom, depicting the Klu Lux Klan: William E. Stewart Collection Historic Natchez Foundation; ABCNews VideoSource. Credit for four images in center grid of artwork, from top left to bottom right, depicting Wharlest Jackson Sr, Wharlest Jackson Sr’s family, Wharlest Jackson Sr’s mangled truck, and James Jackson: Amistad Research Center; Denise Ford; National Archives; Amistad Research Center. Credit for right background image, depicting the Natchez, MS, demonstrations: Amistad Research Center.
An unsolved 1960s murder reveals an untold story of the civil rights movement and Black resistance. With Retro Report, American Reckoning draws on rarely seen footage filmed more than 50 years ago in Natchez, Mississippi, and follows one family's search for justice.

The attached interview above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment

FRONTLINE: American Reckoning examines Black resistance to racist violence during the Civil Rights era. We talk with filmmakers Yoruba Richen and Brad Lichtenstein.