“It’s very painful when you are attached to somebody like a brother or family, and you see that person on his last days,” McCollum said. “A lot of them don’t really want to die. … And it hurt me the most to see the state take somebody’s life, when they are committing murder their own self. But they don’t see it that way.”

~ Henry McCollum, released from NC prison after decades on death row


The Highwaymen, Florida’s Roadside Artists


If you traveled by way of Florida’s Route 1 in the ’60s and ’70s, you might have encountered young African-American landscape artists selling oil paintings of an idealized, candy-colored, Kennedy-era Florida….


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“Can we all get along?… Can we get along? Can we stop making it horrible for the older people and the kids?”

~Rodney Glen King (4/2/1965 – 6/17/2012