Book Discussion on Our America

Mr. Jones talked about the book which he co-authored with Lloyd Newman, Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago,… read more

Mr. Jones talked about the book which he co-authored with Lloyd Newman, Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago, published by Scribner. The book was based on the National Public Radio (NPR) documentaries, “Ghetto Life 101” and “Remorse: The 14 Stories of Eric Morse,” that Mr. Jones and a friend made in 1993 and 1995chronicling the stories of several residents of the Chicago public housing projects in which he was raised. Mr. Jones, who is eighteen years old, talked about living on the South Side of Chicago in the Ida B. Wells homes that were built as part of President Roosevelt’s Public Works Administration in 1941. Mr. Jones described the effect violence and poverty had on the area and pointed out that his neighborhood is governed by the laws of the street rather than the laws of the land. close

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Book Discussion on Our America

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 3, 1997
Last Aired:
Apr 1, 2006

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  • Aug 03, 1997 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 03, 1997 | 11:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 04, 1997 | 5:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 01, 2006 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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