Our Town by Cynthia Carr
The last public lynching in the North took place in 1930 in Marion, Indiana, hometown of the author's father. Carr moved to Marion for a year to research the lynching and to see if her beloved grandfather could have taken part. What she discovers is the truth about race relations in Marion and the U.S. today, the history of blacks in the county, the state of the current Klan, and the history of her own family. A long but rewarding book. The Other Side of the River by Alex Kotlowitz explores a modern day suspicious death of a black man in Michigan.
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