Announcement of film adaptation of Benson book garners attention at Cannes

Chris Benson

Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Change America,” co-written by Associate Professor Chris Benson and the late Mamie Till-Mobley, tells the story of the life and death of Mrs. Mobley’s son, Emmett Till.  The Mississippi lynching of Till in 1955 has been considered the event that galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.  

Among other honors, the book, released in 2003, won a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Special Recognition in 2004.

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