October 23, 2019

A Strange and Bitter Crop Against Innocent People but For The Color of Their Skin

A strange and bitter crop.
The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety Program, funded largely by the federal government, seeks to develop devices that will automatically detect when a driver is intoxicated with a blood-alcohol concentration over the legal limit.
K. L. Ricks for NPR

Eighty-five years ago, a crowd of several thousand white people gathered in Jackson County, Fla., to participate in the lynching of a man named Claude Neal. The poet L. Lamar Wilson grew up there but didn't learn about Neal until he was working on a research paper in high school. When he heard the story, Wilson knew he had to do something. (Listening time, 26:23)

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