'The Kissing Case' And The Lives It Shattered

There are 7 comments on the Apr 29, 2011, National Public Radio story titled 'The Kissing Case' And The Lives It Shattered. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

Dwight Thompson spoke about The Kissing Case with his brother, James Hanover Thompson - and with his sister, Brenda Lee Graham .

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Meg Eastman Thompson

Portland, OR

#1 May 2, 2011
I have been researching The Kissing Case for a book. If you have direct knowledge of the events in 1958-59, I would much appreciate having a conversation with you.
Meg Eastman Thompson
Clinical Psychologist
drmegeastman@mac.com
htfinley

Waxhaw, NC

#2 May 3, 2011
Get lost, Lib. Justify your Democrat Party "research" grant elsewhere. In the meantime I'll be voting for the best Conservative Republican with the steadfast balls of steel to cut your funding.
Damn parasite.
Citizen

Wingate, NC

#3 May 4, 2011
I remember it well. I knew the brother of one of the accusers (the NPR story is partially inaccurate) and heard it discussed ad nausium in the neighborhood, on the radio, at school and elsewhere. The Thompson brother's account is their side of the story--remember that and to be perfectly honest they were not and ARE NOT the little angels they pretend to be. Indeed there was an assault committed that day. Even if it was a juvenile assault on another juvenile it was AND STILL IS an assault.

These days not only would the kids have gone to juvy hall but a lawsuit would surely follow!!
Charles Foster Kane

Matthews, NC

#4 May 5, 2011
Finley,
Take your meds and return to the ward.
htfinley

Waxhaw, NC

#5 May 7, 2011
I have been researching the Civil War and what we should do to make it right. And I think no stone should be left unturned till we get to the bottom of it. And I think we should raise taxes so that more NPR "reporters" have written their book about it. Yes, this is VERY important.
Yes, what we need is more social Liberalism to solve these tough questions.
I finally reached under the coils of my bed and took one of my lithium pills stuck there with my chewing gum. Sorry about that--what was I THINKING?
All this talk about cutting taxes and making America more competitive in the world so that idle hands might be turned into happy productive people is just a pipe dream. Yes, we need to sit idly and discuss the poor black victims from 52 years ago.
Wo is us, the evil American people. We must apologize and make right to all victims of years gone by.
Am I a good little Liberal now?--I took my Lithium like you said.
Remember--a Clinical Psychologist is a patient who went to work for the company.
relative

Newburg, PA

#6 Mar 28, 2012
I know this post is almost a year old. I recently learned about this story. The little girl in it is a very close relative to me. I know that she was just a child, but she is deeply remorseful for everything that happened. She doesn't even talk about it because she gets so upset, that is why I just learner about it actually.
C F W

Monroe, NC

#7 Mar 30, 2012
I remember when this happened. There is a lot more to the story than what the Thompsons told.

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