We're celebrating the Fourth of July at my cousin's McMansion in Lake Mary, Florida, a short stroll across a golf course to the Sanford line. I'm surrounded by kinfolk I haven't seen since the last funeral. We're sipping sweet wine, Baileys, and beer. We're telling the stories we always tell, and stories I've never heard.
Included are a number of historical writings in order to compare how the racial issues prevalent from 50 years ago are so very similar to what we are seeing today. It is with this in mind that we point to both present day longform stories as well as look back to the 1960's and 1970's for historical perspective.
Los Angeles Free Press (1970)
The Atlantic (2014)
Los Angeles Free Press (1960's and 1970's)
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