Award-winning journalist speaks at black history event
• THS graduate’s work led to convictions in a number of prominent Civil Rights era murders
By: Lareign Ward - Texarkana Gazette
Staff photo by Adam Sacasa
• Texas High graduate and investigative reporter Jerry “Boo” Mitchell, speaks Saturday during the the Twin City Black History Association meeting about his reporting that led to the indictments of four Ku Klux Klan members. Mitchell was named a Pulitzer P...
Jerry “Boo” Mitchell’s journey to a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship, Pulitizer Prize finalist honors and a book deal began with the movie “Mississippi Burning” in 1989.
The 1977 Texas High graduate saw the fictional account of the real-life murders of thre...