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Eric Morse

In October 1994, Eric Morse, a five-year old, was thrown  to his death from the 14th-floor of an apartment in the Ida B. Wells housing projects. The two boys responsible for throwing Eric were ten and eleven years old at the time. In a radio documentary and later retold in the book Our America, LeAlan Jones and Llyod Newman report on the story and share what a tragedy like this does to a community and a city.


    Sound Portraits

    • Ghetto Life 101 - Radio Documentary
      Read and listen to LeAlan Jones, thirteen, and Lloyd Newman, fourteen, as they speak about what theirs lives were like in 1993 in the Ida B. Wells housing project.

    Ghetto Life 101


    LeAlan at 16

    A video shot by LeAlan Jones when he was 16 and attending King Lab High School.


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