In the century after the Civil War, the United Daughters of the Confederacy built hundreds of monuments to honor the South’s war dead. Today, the secretive group is fighting to keep those monuments — and its political power — from being toppled.
A group of college students from Holland, Michigan, thought they knew what they were getting into when they started looking into the unsolved 1979 murder of opera student Janet Chandler. What they found reopened the secrets of an era.
The strangest story I ever reported. The one interview I’ll never forget.