WorldCat Identities

Benson, Chris 1953-

Overview
Works: 5 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 1,687 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction 
Classifications: HV6465.M7, 364.134
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chris Benson
Death of innocence : the story of the hate crime that changed America by Mamie Till-Mobley ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member 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."
Special interest : a novel by Chris Benson ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magazine Writing by Chris Benson ( )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What does it take to launch a career writing for magazines? In this comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to magazine writing, students will learn everything from the initial story pitch all the way through to the final production, taking with them the essential tools and skills they will need for today's rapidly changing media landscape. Written by a team of experienced writers and editors, Magazine Writing teaches the time-tested rules for good writing alongside the modern tools for digital storytelling. From service pieces to profiles, entertainment stories and travel articles, it provides expert guidance on topics such as: developing saleable ideas; appealing to specific segments of the market; navigating a successful pitch; writing and editing content for a variety of areas, including service, profiles, entertainment, travel, human interest and enterprise. Chock full of examples of published works, conversations with successful magazine contributors and bloggers, and interviews with working editors, Magazine Writing gives students all the practical and necessary insights they need to jumpstart a successful magazine writing career"--
Death of innocence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member 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
Death of innocence the story of the hate crime that changed America by Mamie Till-Mobley ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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. -Dust jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Benson, Christopher
Benson, Christopher, 1953-
Benson, Christopher D.
Benson, Christopher D., 1953-
Languages
English (17)
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