Atlanta Child Murders 35 Years Later
The man suspected of carrying out a series of some of the most grisly crimes in American history was arrested exactly 35 years ago. Wayne Williams was the prime suspect in the disappearance and murder of 23 black children in Atlanta over a two-year period. The incident is known as the Atlanta Child Murders. Williams is serving a life sentence in prison for other crimes. We speak with playwright Janine Nabers, author Tayari Jones, and Fox 5 Atlanta reporter Dale Russell about the cultural impact of the Atlanta Child Murders and how artists conceptualized the events for a modern-day audience.