Dec 1, 2019
In the mid-1800s, Diamond Bessie was a young girl was disowned by her family, cast out from her Watertown home and left to fend for herself in a difficult world.
While forgotten in the north country, her name helped revive the small town of Jefferson, Texas, where she was killed. There she has been remembered long after her death. The "Diamond Bessie Murder Trial" just finished its 65th year.
Today, Kelly Burdick and Christina Knott talk about Diamond Bessie, the challenges she worked to overcome and the tragedy that eventually overcame her hope for a better life.
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