The Unbroken Link Between Slavery, Jim Crow and Mass Incarceration

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Exhibit in the Henry Ford Musum in Dearborn, MI., which has a collection of items from the Jim Crow era and Civil Rights Movement. Photo by Shannon McGee via Flickr

Belton “Money Rock” Platt, a young, flamboyant drug dealer in Charlotte, N.C., spent 20 years in prison before emerging to become a minister.  In a new book, journalist Pam Kelley places his life story in the context of generations of southern racism, and in a chat with TCR she explains why such stories remain painfully relevant today . . .

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