Author Benson's Book
Death of Innocence: The Story of The Hate Crime That Changed America
When I was 14-years-old I read Juan Williams' "Eyes On the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1968," and learned of another 14 year-old from Chicago, Emmett Louis "Bo" Till who met a tragic fate in the summer of 1955. While visiting relatives in the small rural town of Money, Mississippi, young Emmett was kidnapped in the middle of the night, severely beaten and murdered. His body was found days later in the Tallahatchie River, weighted down...
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