1982 Harding University grad Jerry Mitchell receives honorary doctor of law degree

Harding University President Dr. Bruce McLarty (left) awards Jerry Mitchell an honorary doctorate of law for his journalistic work since graduating. Mitchell lectured at the university Tuesday night. He is the author of “Race Against Time,” which highlights his work reopening unsolved murder cases of the civil rights era, including the case of Medgar Evers, a Jackson. Miss, civil rights activist who was shot and killed in his driveway in 1963.

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