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Benicia Herald


SCC’s MLK Day keynote speaker helped convict Medgar Evers’s killer

By Donna Beth Weilenman
Staff Reporter

The award-winning Mississippi reporter whose work led to the arrests of four Ku Klux Klan members will be the keynote speaker Sunday at Solano Community College’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter for the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., is a Pulitzer Prize finalist who has received many national honors for his work, including articles that helped put Byron De La Beckwith in jail for the 1963 assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, field secretary for the NAACP.

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