Benson, Chris 1953-
Most widely held works by Chris Benson
Death of innocence : the story of the hate crime that changed America by Mamie Till-Mobley ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,437 libraries worldwide
"Mamie Carthan was an ordinary African-American woman growing up in 1930s Chicago, living under the strong steady influence of her mother's care. She fell in love with and married Louis Till, and while the marriage didn't last, they did have a beautiful baby boy, Emmett." "In August 1955, Emmett was visiting family in Mississippi when he was kidnapped from his bed in the middle of the night by two white men and brutally murdered. His crime: allegedly whistling at a white woman in a convenience story. His mother began a career of activism when she insisted on an open-casket viewing of her son's gruesomely disfigured body. More than a hundred thousand people attended the service. The trial of J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant, accused of kidnapping and murdering Emmett (the two were eventually acquitted of the crime), was considered the first full-scale media event of the civil rights movement." "What followed altered the course of this country's history, and it was all set in motion by the sheer will, determination, and courage of Mamie Till-Mobley - a woman who would pull herself back from the brink of suicide to become a teacher and inspire hundreds of black children throughout the country."--BOOK JACKET.
Special interest : a novel by Chris Benson ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Death of innocence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Mr. Benson talks about his book, Death of Innocence: the Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America. He describes the life of Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of murdered 14-year-old Emmett Till, whose actions after the 1955 incident spurred the civil rights movement.
Benson, Christopher, 1953-
Benson, Christopher D.
Benson, Christopher D., 1953-