Picking cotton: our memoir of injustice and redemption by jennifer thompson-cannino and ronald cotton is the well told story of the two authors jennifer was a college student in 1984 when a knife-wielding man broke into her apartment and raped her she works to remember her assailant so she can identify him she identifies ronald cotton.
Cbs's 60 minutes reported this story in 2009, the year the book was released as a hardcover a softcover, with photos, is the one i have ronald cotton's ability to forgive jennifer thompson for those eleven lost years is truly inspiring. Picking cotton by jennifer thompson-cannino and ronald cotton nonfiction memoir of injustice and redemption - novel is about the true story of jennifer thompson and how one moment in her life changed the lives of herself, ronald cotton, mary reynolds, and bobby poole.
Jennifer thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept she was able to escape, and eventually positively identified ronald cotton as her attacker ronald insisted that she was mistaken-- but jennifer's positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars. Happy exoneration anniversary ronald cotton and lawrence mckinney ronald was exonerated in north carolina in 1995 with help from the innocence project following his exoneration, he became friends with jennifer thompson-cannino, the victim who mistakenly identified him together thompson and cotton created a dual-memoir, picking cotton,.
Cotton was a substantial cash crop in the south however, the ability to grow the cotton was limited due to the two types: long staple and short staple cotton in 1793, a man by the name of eli whitney built a machine that revolutionized cotton picking in the southern states: the cotton gin.
Get this from a library picking cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemption [jennifer thompson-cannino ronald cotton erin torneo] -- the story behind the unlikely friendship which developed between the accused rapist ronald cotton--who served eleven years in prison for a crime he didn't commit--and his accuser, jennifer thompson,. Jennifer thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept she was able to escape, and eventually positively identified ronald cotton as her attacker ronald insisted that she was mistaken— but jennifer's positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars.