Boca Raton, FL, July 16, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- The horrific events of the Dozier School for Boys have been prolifically covered and now novelized by the renowned author, Colson Whitehead in his new book, "The Nickel Boys," due to its original exposure by Roger Dean Kiser. Kiser chronicled the horrors of the story, having been one of the school's victims, in his non-fiction book, "The White House Boys" (HCI Books - 2009 - ISBN: 978-0757314216). Kiser's voice is one to be heard as awareness of this story expands. However, the story is not over with 25 new anomalies discovered on the site this month (July 2019).
“Roger Dean Kiser does a great service to children by revealing the injustices experienced by the 'White House Boys.' His story encourages strength in others to share theirs.” - Dave Pelzer, author of the New York Times bestseller A Child Called “It” and recipient of the National Jefferson Award.
Roger Kiser’s book was the first book to address the "White House" horrors. "The White House Boys: An American Tragedy" is the true story of the horrors recalled by Roger Dean Kiser, one of the boys incarcerated at the facility in the late fifties for the crime of being a confused, unwanted, and wayward child. In a style reminiscent of the works of Mark Twain, Kiser recollects the horrifying verbal, sexual, and physical abuse he and other innocent young boys endured at the hands of their "caretakers." Questions remain unanswered and theories abound, but Roger and the other "White House Boys" are determined to learn the truth and see justice served.
"The White House Boys" chronicles Kiser’s story as well as other innocent boys who were lucky enough to survive - among them businessmen, authors, movie producers, and military officers, all of whom have lived with this horrific secret for almost fifty years.
The title comes from the scene of the torture, an austere, concrete building that was called The White House. There, guards beat the boys ferociously with a lash. Some men say they were sexually abused in a space they called “rape room.”
“I was sent to the facility after running away from an orphanage where I was being molested,” said Kiser. “But after my first trip to The White House, I knew right away that I would have been better off at the orphanage.”
The facility was established by state lawmakers in 1897 and may have been the scene of crimes that may have affected hundreds or even thousands of boys. Although there was evidence as early as 1903 that boys were being mistreated.
About The Author
Roger Dean Kiser is a Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor and respected author whose stories take you into the heart of a child abandoned by his family and abused by the system responsible for his care. Through his stories, he relives the sadness and cruelty of growing up as an orphan in the early 1950s. Today, he lives in Brunswick, Georgia, with his wife, Judy.
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