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The Resource The condemnation of Little B, Elaine Brown

The condemnation of Little B, Elaine Brown

Label
The condemnation of Little B
Title
The condemnation of Little B
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It's called "The Bluff," and it spawned Little B. A section of Atlanta - sometimes called Black Mecca - that has lost all its hope, sitting in the shadows of the city's sparkling sports stadiums and gleaming corporate sprawl, The Bluff is a reflection of a thousand other places where innumerable black Americans suffer a piecemeal existence. Drug addled, lined with liquor stories and overcome by dilapidated homes and vacant lots, it is where Michael Lewis, known as Little B, made his way in the world. Uncared for first by his mother and then the state, by the time he was thirteen Michael lived mostly on the streets of The Bluff, with little chance of turning his situation around." "One night in January 1997, a local couple, Kenya and Darrell Woods, stopped at Henry's Market in The Bluff for a soda. Even though they had probably passed more than twenty convenience stores that sold sodas, the Woodses wound their way to this well-known drug haven to buy a soft drink. While Kenya was inside. Henry's, Darrell was shot to death waiting in the car, in plain view of their two young sons crouched in the backseat. Little B was charged with this murder, and soon convicted and sentenced to life in prison at age fourteen." "How did Black Mecca respond to the murder and the charges? There was outrage. Little B was "evil," a personification of the problems of Black America. He was a "superpredator" - a racially loaded term created by white politicians to instill a fear of black boys in white Americans - and epitomized the problem of crime in America. This reaction and the paucity of support for this boy from Atlanta's blacks shocked Elaine Brown. Why, she wondered, had the voices of demonization and stinging denunciation of Little B been loudest from African-Americans?" "Brown immersed herself in the case of Michael Lewis to try to understand how it had come to be that the whole city, especially its blacks, had rushed to condemn Little B. Reviewing nearly every angle of the case, from investigative reports and eyewitness accounts to the complete trial transcript, even retracing the route taken by the Woodses, Brown scrutinized the events leading to Darrell Woods's murder and Michael Lewis's conviction. Her conclusions will shock even the most hardened skeptics of the American legal system."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Elaine
Dewey number
364.15/23/09758231
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6534.A7
LC item number
B76 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, Michael
  • Murder
  • Murder in mass media
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • African American juvenile delinquents
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
Label
The condemnation of Little B, Elaine Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-391)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47716371
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9780807009741
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001037943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The condemnation of Little B, Elaine Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-391)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47716371
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9780807009741
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001037943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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