The Girl in the Yellow Scarf Documentary takes you beyond the headlines of the Civil Rights murder mystery that unfolded on the main thoroughfare in Martinsville, Indiana in 1968.
For more than 50-years the stabbing death of 21-year old Carol Jenkins has impacted the lives of African Americans and Indiana University students in Central Indiana. At the same time the City of Martinsville has struggled to change its national reputation as a racist former Sundown Town.
For 33-years Carol's case went unsolved until a series of reports by Investigative Reporter, Sandra Chapman prompted a woman to come forward with a stunning secret. She told Chapman: "If the girl had a yellow scarf and was killed with a screwdriver my father could be the killer." It was a story she also relayed to police.
But the arrest of Kenneth Richmond, failed to bring full justice to Carol's family or to remove the stain on Martinsville.
Then in 2017, in the wake of a nation's unrest, both the rural communities where Carol lived and died faced a reckoning with race relations. The outcome now: an emerging legacy of hope for Carol Jenkins.
This compelling, historical account builds on Chapman's years of investigative work, and the recollections and of exclusive key witnesses all as the U.S. Department of Justice tries once more to bring complete justice to Carol's case.
Produced and Directed by Award-Winning Investigative Journalist, Sandra Chapman who has covered and lived the story for two decades - gaining exclusive access to witnesses, investigatory files and reports.
The team is comprised of award-winning creatives boasting decades of experience from script-to screen:
Thursday September 28, 2023 7:30pm
The Living Room Theatre (Bottleworks District) Indianapolis
Saturday September 23, 2023 7pm
Princess Theatre Rushville, Indiana
Thursday September 21, 2023 7:30pm
The KanKan Cinema and Brasserie, Indianapolis
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