Black and White in Alabama: The Scarred Legacy of a 1975 Police Shooting

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The city of Montgomery, Ala., put up a memorial to Bernard Whitehurst Jr., killed in 1975 while running from police, in an effort to remind police about the "line between right and wrong." Photo by David Krajicek.

The death of Bernard Whitehurst Jr. at the hands of a white Montgomery policeman 43 years ago raised unsettling questions of police bias and official coverup, foreshadowing the #Black LivesMatter movement. A new book re-examines the case, prodded by a son’s quest for restitution and justice . . .

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