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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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. Tawana Brawley

. Tawana Brawley

(p.179) 16. Tawana Brawley
City Son

Wayne Dawkins

University Press of Mississippi

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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