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Social Work 3300 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment (CTW)

The Other Wes Moore

Read The Other Wes Moore: one name, two fates online.

Two kids with the same name, liv­ing in the same city.  One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, dec­o­rated com­bat vet­eran, White House Fel­low, and busi­ness leader.  The other is serv­ing a life sen­tence in prison for felony mur­der.  Here is the story of two boys and the jour­ney of a generation.Wes just couldn’t shake off the unset­tling coin­ci­dence, or the inkling that the two shared much more than space in the same news­pa­per.  After fol­low­ing the story of the rob­bery, the man­hunt, and the trial to its con­clu­sion, he wrote a let­ter to the other Wes, now a con­victed mur­derer serv­ing a life sen­tence with­out the pos­si­bil­ity of parole.  His let­ter ten­ta­tively asked the ques­tions that had been haunt­ing him: Who are you? How did this happen?

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Video: The Other Wes Moore

Wes Moore on PBS NewsHour