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Media Roundtable: Frontline's 'American Reckoning' reveals an untold story of the civil rights movement and revisits NAACP leader Wharlest Jackson Sr.'s murder


On this edition of Your Call's Media Roundtable, we discuss American Reckoning, a FRONTLINE documentary about the 1967 killing of Wharlest Jackson Sr., a local NAACP leader in Natchez, Mississippi. The film follows Jackson’s family as they search for the truth about what happened and examines the history of white supremacy in Natchez.


Brad Lichtenstein, award-winning filmmaker and the president of 371 Productions

Yoruba Richen, award winning documentary filmmaker and founding director of the Documentary Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

Web Resources:


The Unsolved 1967 Murder of a Local NAACP Leader in Mississippi (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.