Moderated by Rick Badie
Andrew Sheldon, a jury consultant, has assisted in the prosecutions and retrials of eight civil rights murder cases. Today he writes about founding the nonprofit organization, Southern Truth and Reconciliation (STAR), along the lines of the South African Truth Commission. A companion essay, written by one of my former University of Georgia professors, notes the work of the Moore’s Ford Memorial Committee, a biracial response to “the last lynching in Georgia.”
In search of racial healing
By Andrew Sheldon
My entry into the dark world of racial violence began in 1994, when the state of Mississippi asked me to assist as a jury consultant in prosecuting Byron de la Beckwith for killing NAACP Field Secretary Medgar Evers.