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Cases

For every story that has revealed who killed Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers, the four little girls killed in the Birmingham church bombing, the three civil rights workers killed during Freedom Summer, Charles Moore, Henry Dee, Vernon Dahmer and Jimmie Lee Jackson, there are many more cases worthy of investigation. Here are some of the cases and some of the people we are looking

For every story that has revealed who killed Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers, the four little girls killed in the Birmingham church bombing, the three civil rights workers killed during Freedom Summer, Charles Moore, Henry Dee, Vernon Dahmer and Jimmie Lee Jackson, there are many more cases worthy of investigation. Here are some of the cases and some of the people we are looking

Dahmer and Jimmie Lee Jackson, there are many more cases worthy of investigation. Here are some of the cases and some of the people we are looking

Intro: 
Today in the American South, scores of civil rights murders remain unsolved, uninvestigated, unprosecuted, and untold. Reporters from The Civil Rights Cold Case Project have reopened many of these "cold cases," investigating old leads, interviewing witnesses and family members, and turning up new evidence that prosecutors have used to build criminal cases against killers and conspirators who have walked free for more than 40 years. To date, every civil rights murder case that has been reopened and successfully prosecuted was the direct result of an investigation initiated by a journalist. Here are five sample cases from the Project.