Dateline: Finding Booker's Place July 15 on NBC
I found this story about a Black Mississippi waiter in the deep south in 1965. I'm going to watch this tonight, although it is also available online. The link for that is in the article.
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Just a further thought: my father also came from the Mississippi delta, Vicksburg, to be exact. He never talked about his life there. All I know from family is that he had to leave when he was something like 13 years of age because the klan wanted to kill him for dating a White girl, or something like that. He was sent to Chicago, but he never talked about his life there, either.
Anyway, the article alone is so moving. I was only two years old in 1965, and lived in different parts of the country as an army brat. I never knew of such racism.
Soulster, thank you for this. I am going to watch it tonight.
I think it's important to not forget history as it was.
I agree. Last year I watched a great documentary about black Pullman Porters on the Canadian Railroad. If I find the link to it, I will posted it. It was excellent.
Excellent documentary! I was in Mississippi in the summer of 1966. Hard to believe that it was so long ago now.