A MUST READ. The recent trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman a 29 year old neighborhood watch volunteer for the murder of Trayvon Martin an unarmed 17 year old African American teen has polarized the United States on issues of race, law and justice. This case touches on issues of legislation, gun control, race and the application of law in America's judicial system. The purpose of this book is not to further divide, but to offer a genuine account of the underlying problems that lead America to this point of division and unity. This case and its affect on African American mothers is the manifestation of a much bigger issue in America that no one has spoken on, until now. Why Our Damned Hearts Were Broken offers a unique and honest insight concerning the problems African- American's and the Country face as a whole.