The Color Of His Skin: Daughter Seeking Answers Decades After Dad's Murder

03/02/2012 01:07 pm ET | Updated May 02, 2012
  • Ben Joravsky Chicago Reader

Jo Ann Henson has always wanted to know more about how and why her father was killed. She knows some of the particulars. At 9:10 on a June evening in 1970, Joe Henson was shot once in the chest on the 5500 block of South Justine. He was pronounced dead on arrival 20 minutes later at Central Community Hospital. He was 21.

Jo Ann hadn't even been born when her father was slain; her mother was three months pregnant with her. She was born a day after Christmas that year.

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