From CNN: “A billboard that can be seen from an Arkansas interstate is aimed at solving a cold case from 1954.
"‘Who lynched Isadore Banks?’ the billboard asks. Isadore Banks was an African-American World War I veteran who was chained to a tree, doused in gasoline and burned beyond recognition in June 1954. The slaying remains one of the nation's oldest unsolved civil rights cases.
“Below the question is a phone number on the billboard. When you call the number, you're greeted by a message with a brief explanation on who Banks was. It turns out, the billboard was put up by a group of journalists who are hoping to learn more information about the 65-year-old crime.”
Read more from CNN, and look out for Deep South, an investigative podcast created by Market Road Films and Stitcher, premiering in 2020. Laura serves as a producer on the podcast.