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Tue July 8, 2014
StoryCorps: Constance Folsom and Halle Smith
When many of us think about American racial violence, we tend to place it firmly in the days of the country’s Jim Crow laws. But today, we have a story of politically-charged racism that took place well after the end of those laws, in 1980. Constance Folsom was nine years old when she was the victim of a crime in Wrightsville, Georgia. In the StoryCorps booth, Constance told her daughter Halle Smith about the incident.
This story was recorded in partnership with EAGLE 7 and the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta's StoryCorps booth.