The Byrd Machine’s brain-trust did not want black students and white students matriculating together. And, it sure as hell didn’t want them dancing to rock ’n’ roll music together in public spaces. Some readers may not remember how much the bizarre anti-rock ’n’ roll movement of that era was fueled by fears to do with race.Click here to read the entire article at Richmond.com.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Richmond's anti-show biz attitude
"The Show Mustn't Go On" is a new piece I've written about Richmond's awkward relationship to the entertainment industry. It blames politicians from 50 years ago for using laws and taxes to set in motion an anti-show biz attitude that is still walks City Hall's corridors like a zombie.