The extreme violence of the crime put a national spotlight on the Jim Crow ways of the South, and many Americans - black and white - were further outraged at the speedy trial of the white murderers. Although the two white men were tried and acquitted by an all-white jury, they later bragged publicly about the crime. It was a galvanizing moment for black leaders and ordinary citizens, including such activists as Rosa Parks.
In clear, vivid detail Chris Crowe investigates the before-and-aftermath of the crime, as well as the dramatic court trial, and places it into the context of the nascent Civil Rights Movement.
well written, well performed, it's amazing how we see history repeating itself even today, we've come a long way but we still have far to go