Aboard Delta Airlines Flight 5213 bound from Durham to St. Louis, the past and present collided. Anticipating my destination, I tweeted, “On my way to #FergusonOctober, with Michael Stewart on my mind. For me, this story begins with his NYC killing by police in 1983. RIP.” Within moments, Mike Gianella from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, replied, “An extremely f#@cked up story that almost no one under the age of 40 remembers now.”
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And thanks to L.D. Burnett at U.S. Intellectual History Blog for noticing this piece for her readers here, and to my alma mater, CUNY School of Law, for noticing it in its magazine Public Square here!