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Hate crimes in the heartland

We gathered at our beautiful urban farm for a meal, a movie and discussion on May 18, 2015. I did not much like the movie, because I did not understand why the focus was on the senseless murders by 2 deranged cold-blooded killers who drove around killing 5 men. The killers were not clearly white,one has a black brother, and the murdered were all black. The killers were tried and convicted of murder.

I was disappointed that we did not learn more about the Black Wall Street, although of course, from the title of the movie, we were not going to learn much about that. I would like to know what happened to the survivors. Did any of these brilliant business folks rise out of the ashes and start again successful businesses?

Caribbean Movie Night, discussion and reception, Newton Friends Meeting, June 18, 2015, about the US invasion of Grenada click here
The Independent Commission on African Affairs click here
All pictures are of Newton Monthly Meeting during spring of 2015 (c) Susanna J Dodgson
The death penalty makes us all murderers and diminishes us all. The story of the martyrs to Indonesian inhumanity: pastor and the painter: chained to crosses and singing "Bless the Lord, oh my soul" as bullets hit the targets over their beating hearts  click here
Amnesty International in Philadelphia click here
Newton Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, in Camden, New Jersey click here
Tulsa Race Riot A Report by the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 click here