American Reckoning is an extraordinary look at the civil rights era - the violence and resistance - through rare footage filmed more than 50-years ago in Natchez, Mississippi, and the still-unresolved killing of local NAACP leader Wharlest Jackson.From acclaimed directors and producers Brad Lichtenstein (When Claude Got Shot, Messwood) and Yoruba Richen (The Killing of Breonna Taylor, The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show) American Reckoning examines Black opposition to racist violence in Mississippi, spotlighting a little-known armed resistance group called the Deacons for Defense and Justice, woven alongside the Jackson family?s decades-long search for justice amid the ongoing federal effort to investigate Civil Rights era cold cases.

  • NR
  • Feb 11, 2022
  • Documentary

Cast & Crew

  • Yoruba RichenDirector

  • Brad LichtensteinDirector

  • Brad LichtensteinProducer

  • Yoruba RichenProducer

  • Brad LichtensteinWriter

  • Yoruba RichenWriter