Arts & Humanities


Carrie Rentschler: The Trial of Winston Moseley

On March 13, 1964, an Italian-American and lesbian woman named Kitty Genovese was repeatedly stabbed, sexually assaulted and killed by an African-American man, Winston Moseley, in a suburbanized section of Queens, NY. While Moseley was convicted of Genovese’s murder on June 15th that same year, press attention focused on another set of so-called perpetrators of the crime: the 38 people who were said to have seen or heard parts of the assault and failed to call the police. This talk examines how issues of race, class, gender and sexuality impacted the trial and media coverage of this significant case.

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    December 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm