New documentary explores civil rights era

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
American Reckoning documentary
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.  

A Frontline (PBS) documentary called American Reckoning shines new light on America’s history of racial violence. The film, produced by a Milwaukee-based company, looks at civil rights history in America and the unsolved murder of NAACP leader Wharlest Jackson Sr. We talk with one of the creators.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Yoruba Richen Guest
  • Brad Lichtenstein Guest

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