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Facing an 'Epidemic' of Death, Jesmyn Ward Writes Memoir of Loss, Larger Forces

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Published on Sep 20, 2013

In the space of four years, writer Jesmyn Ward endured the loss of five friends and family members -- all black men from rural Mississippi. In her new memoir, "Men We Reaped," she sets out to understand why. Ward talks to Jeffrey Brown about some of the institutional forces, coupled with personal choices, behind their deaths.

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