Aging boomers spur trend in memoir writing

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PHILADELPHIA — Before the advanced degrees, money, and accolades, he was just a kid growing up farming cotton with seven siblings, his mother and his father, who was the son of an ex-slave in Mississippi.

Benjamin Nero grew up just miles away in Mississippi from where teenager Emmett Till was beaten to death. Born in 1937, Nero was a high school football star who played in college and was recruited to play professionally. He remains close with childhood friend Morgan Freeman, the award-winning actor.

Excerpt from Erin Avedlund’s article in the Pocono Record- Read more

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