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Steel Standing: The Bennie Heard, Jr. Story Dr Zakiyyah Raheem

Steel Standing: The Bennie Heard, Jr. Story

Dr Zakiyyah Raheem

Published December 5th 2013
ISBN : 9780971983199
Paperback
174 pages
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 About the Book 

Steel Standing: The Bennie Heard, Jr. Story is about a former rising super star in professional boxing, who received two of Georgias highest honors presented by the Georgia State Legislature, House of Representatives in 1982 for all of his achievements in boxing and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, he was nominated and received an Award as Comeback Boxer of the Year 2007- but he found himself embroiled in the fight of his life in 1985, when he was charged with first degree murder in the death of his close friend, while home on a two month medical leave from boxing training. The jury of eleven (11) Whites and one Black deliberated for 13 minutes before rendering their verdict. This swift travesty of injustice changed the course of Bennie Heard, Jr.s life.