Ben is a blogger, investigative reporter and photographer. He is a founding member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Project—a collaborative project of the Center for Investigative Reporting and Paperny Films—bringing together the power of investigative reporting,
narrative writing, documentary film making and interactive multimedia production to reveal the long-neglected truth behind unsolved civil rights murders, and to facilitate reconciliation and healing.
Ben is investigating the murder of Clifton Walker—an African American man who was killed by whites outside of Woodville, Miss. on February 28, 1964—and a number of related stories about Southwest Mississippi. Ben’s interest in the civil rights period was triggered in part by his
research into the life of his own father, Paul A. Greenberg, who had been a
The Justice Department says there’s no good reason to spend the money on reopening the case on Malcolm X’s assassination. A recent biography argued the initial case was rushed and insufficient, spurring new calls for a real investigation.