What does the FBI have to say about the outcomes of the Till Act so far — and what does the future of work under the Cold Case Initiative look like?
James talks with the FBI’s Civil Rights unit chief. Then he digs deeper into what U.S. Representative John Lewis, who championed the Till Act, really wanted — and weighs what moving forward looks like for the families with loved ones on the list.
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The Un(re)solved podcast was produced by FRONTLINE at WGBH and powered by PRX. Some of the interviews with family members of the next of kin were produced in collaboration with StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University served as an academic advisor to the project.
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