What Happened to John Chambliss

In 1916 a 16-year-old Black Boy kills his White Attackers and Flees for his Life

Phenix City’s Jessica Sims went on a journey to find out what really happened to her grandfather when he was a teenager in Forsyth County, Georgia. Her grandfather had fought off two white men who attacked and killed them. His family thought the KKK had killed him. In her book, Finding Home, Sims tells the story of a young man’s life disrupted by racism and the family that never forgot him.

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