Charlie: Son of Man
About Charlie: Son of Man
Manson was a master manipulator who was so skilled at identifying and exploiting the weaknesses of the people around him that he was able to gather a band of followers and a) convince them that he was Jesus Christ come to walk among them, and b) successfully order them to murder seven people in cold blood during the summer of 1969. While the brutality and senselessness of the slayings made them newsworthy in their own right, it was the identity of the killers – mostly young, middle-class Caucasian girls – that made them a national sensation. It forced an entire country to ask the age-old question: how do bad people convince good people to do bad things?
Recommended for ages 17 and up.