Death of Innocence

As a part of the legislative conference’s Author Pavilion, Mr. Benson discussed his book, Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America, published… read more

Death of Innocence As a part of the legislative conference’s Author Pavilion, Mr. Benson discussed his book, Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America, published by Random House. He spoke about his experience co-authoring the book with Mamie Till-Mobley. Ms. Till-Mobley’s son, Emmett Till was brutally tortured and murdered in 1953 for allegedly whistling at a white woman. Pictures of his lynched and mutilated body were published widely, and Ms. Till-Mobley insisted that her son’s funeral include an open casket. Mr. Benson spoke about the impact that Till’s death had on the Civil Rights Movement, and asserted that the death of Emmett Till became a “seminal event in the struggle for civil rights.” close

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Death of Innocence

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Program ID:
183883-8
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 10, 2004 | 9:23am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Nov 07, 2004 | 4:42pm EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Oct 10, 2004 | 9:23am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 10, 2004 | 9:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 17, 2004 | 7:39am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 23, 2004 | 9:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 06, 2004 | 5:52pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 07, 2004 | 4:42pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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