Tuesday, January 11, 2011

El-Amin's Bridge to Bitterness

A new piece I wrote about the Harvey Family Memorial Bridge in Forest Hill Park is up at Richmond.com. It's called "El-Amin's Bridge to Bitterness."
However, when El-Amin suggested that racism kept the names of black victims off that memorial plaque in the park, he was ignoring the larger view. El-Amin was willfully averting his eye from the specific history that led to the naming of the bridge.
Click here to read this entire story.

For more background on the Harvey family, culled from SLANTblog posts in 2006, click here.

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