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May 26, 2006

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Patrick Eakes

What a telling comment about the atmosphere in Greensboro...and from the lips of a ten year old.

Cara Michele

Ed, this post inspired my own thoughts about Nov. 3rd, the GTCRP and my introduction (sort of) to Ed Cone. Posted here.

sean coon

and you told him...?

Ed Cone

I have no idea what I told him. I had no idea what he was talking about, and there was no shortage of things that confused and astounded me in that house on a weekly basis. It didn't really hit me until I heard the news that afternoon.

sean coon

i don't know anything about Pomona -- especially in 1979 -- but for a ten year-old boy to inform his mentor "the niggers are marching today and the klan are going to get them"... that situation is chock full of *wows*

there's a reason i didn't start mentoring until i was 33 ;)

Cunningham

What's interesting is that he didn't say the "commies" are marching today. It was African Americans. This points to the one of the reasons that the TRC is important. It can begin to interrogate both the ways in which anticommunism was often a figleaf for racism and the relationship between racism and the campaign against organized labor in the South.

sean coon

good point.

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