20 minutes | Jul 7, 2021

Kitty Genovese

A woman’s brutal murder highlights the need for a quick and easy way to call for help. Before there was 911, there was Kitty Genovese.  Source materials for this episode: PBS Independent Lens: History of 911 – America’s emergency service, before and after Kitty Genovese, by Carolyn Abate. Published January 19, 2017. Accessed March 8, 2021. https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/blog/history-of-911-americas-emergency-service-before-and-after-kitty-genovese/ WNYC: An Iconic Murder Helped Create the 911 System, by Mythili Rao. Published Apr 7, 2014. Accessed March 6, 2021. https://www.wnyc.org/story/kitty-genovese/ History.com: Kitty Genovese, by History.com editors. Published January 5, 2018. Accessed March 6, 2018. https://www.history.com/topics/crime/kitty-genovese Washington Post: Her shocking murder became the stuff of legend. But everyone got the story wrong. by Stephanie Merry. Published June 29, 2016. Accessed March 6, 2021. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/her-shocking-murder-became-the-stuff-of-legend-but-everyone-got-the-story-wrong/2016/06/29/544916d8-3952-11e6-9ccd-d6005beac8b3_story.html?utm_term=.e1fdac0e9d86 Biography.com: Kitty Genovese (1935–1964). Published December 4, 2015. Accessed March 8, 2021. https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/kitty-genovese Film Daily: NYC lady-killer Winston Moseley and his reign of terror, by Bianca Myrtil. Published April 14, 2020. Accessed March 6, 2021. https://filmdaily.co/news/winston-moseley/ NPR.org: What really happened the night Kitty Genovese was murdered? Published March 3, 2014. Accessed March 6, 2021. https://www.npr.org/2014/03/03/284002294/what-really-happened-the-night-kitty-genovese-was-murdered New Yorker: A call for help, by Nicholas Lemann. Published March 3, 2014. Accessed March 6, 2021. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/03/10/a-call-for-help New York Times: 37 Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police. Published March 27, 1964. Accessed March 9, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/1964/03/27/archives/37-who-saw-murder-didnt-call-the-police-apathy-at-stabbing-of.html New York Times: Remembering Kitty Genovese, by Clyde Haberman. Published April 10, 2016. Accessed March 9, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/11/us/remembering-kitty-genovese.html New York Times: How Many Witnessed the Murder of Kitty Genovese? By David W. Dunlap. Published April 6, 2016. Accessed March 9, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/06/insider/1964-how-many-witnessed-the-murder-of-kitty-genovese.html
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