At least twenty-nine black children and young adults were murdered by an Atlanta serial killer between the summer of 1979 and the spring of 1981. Drawing national media attention, the aAtlanta tragedy, a as it became known, was immediately labeled a hate crime. However, when a young black man was arrested and convicted for the killings, public attention quickly shifted. Noted criminologist Bernard Headley was in Atlanta as the tragedy unfolded and provides here a thoughtful exploration of the social and political implications of the case both locally and nationally. Focusing on a singular historical event, Headley exposes broader tensions of race and class in contemporary America.Focusing on a singular historical event, Headley exposes broader tensions of race and class in contemporary America.
|Title||:||The Atlanta Youth Murders and the Politics of Race|
|Author||:||Bernard D. Headley|
|Publisher||:||SIU Press - 1998|