Three veteran journalists talk about their search for truthful accounts of controversial, shameful past events: Ethan Brown, author of Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Jefferson Davis Eight?, searches for the real killer of eight women; Justin Nobel chronicles the wrongful conviction and eventual release of Dan Bright in The Story of Dan Bright: Crime, Corruption and Injustice in the Crescent City, and John DeSantis establishes the historical record of a racial battle in The Thibodaux Massacre. Using interviews, archives, and good old-fashioned detective work in historical records, they’ve come up with three important stories, sometimes at considerable personal risk. Michael Allen Zell, who often rights wrongs in his noir novels, moderates.
FRI 3/24 1:00 PM
Hotel Monteleone Queen Anne Ballroom