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Back in Black


In 1943 in Mobile, Alabama, a black PFC [private first class] was shot dead by the driver of a bus after he ignored the driver’s order to move back in the bus. The driver was arrested for the shooting but then released some time later, and nothing further came of this incident.

Now the South has made such progress that its legal system will actually go through the motions of trying a white man for shooting a black man. Who knows but that in another 50 or 60 years a young black man may actually get justice.

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