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Wayne Dawkins

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032585

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.001.0001

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. Bright, Shining Years

. Bright, Shining Years

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(p.120) 11. Bright, Shining Years
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City Son
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Wayne Dawkins

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0011

This chapter describes stories covered by the City Sun from 1984 to 1985. These include the paper’s crusade for the family of Eleanor Bumpurs, a sixty-seven-year-old grandmother who was shot and killed by police after she resisted being evicted from her Bronx apartment; the paper’s strong dissatisfaction with the policies of mayor Ed Koch; Cooper’s doubts about the credibility of mayoral candidate Herman D. (Denny) Farrell, a black assemblyman from Manhattan; and the case against Transit Authority police in the death of Michael Stewart, a twenty-five-year-old graffiti artist arrested for allegedly defacing a subway station at Fourteenth Street and First Avenue.

Keywords:   City Sun, weekly newspapers, Eleanor Bumpurs, Ed Koch, Herman D. Farrell, Transit Authority, Michael Stewart

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