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Correspondent Confidential: Investigating KKK Murders in the Deep South

Filmmaker David Ridgen returned to a 1964 Mississippi murder site and helped crack open a 40-year-old cold case.

Two young black men were found dead in a river in Mississippi. The year was 1964, and many suspected the men died at the hands of the KKK. But this was the South in the 60s; the case was never solved. Decades later, filmmaker David Ridgen returned to Mississippi with the brother of one of the victims. What they discovered there cracked open a 40-year-old cold case and changed the course of history.


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