A Murder Before Eden
A Murder Before Eden is a true story of murder in 1947 in Leaksville, North Carolina–before it was renamed Eden. When 81-year old Tom Pratt is bludgeoned to death, his challenging young wife lays blame on a troubled black youth who is their neighbor. But is he guilty? In a move daring for its time, Tom's own sons cross racial lines to hire a defense attorney for the accused boy. What happens next creates ripples through the real-life history of North Carolina and changes all of them, forever.