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. Tawana Brawley

. Tawana Brawley

Chapter:
(p.179) 16. Tawana Brawley
Source:
City Son
Author(s):
Wayne Dawkins
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0016

This chapter describes the case of Tawana Brawley, which would occupy the New York press, including the City Sun, for most of 1987. Tawana was a fifteen-year-old black girl who was reported missing on November 25, 1987. She was later was found inside a plastic garbage bag, covered in feces. “KKK” and “nigger” were scrawled on her chest and stomach with a marker. Passersby took the incoherent girl to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie.

Keywords:   black girl, teenage girls, City Sun

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