The Movement Comes to Jena
Against The Current vol. 131

Dubinsky, Joanna
Date Written:  2007-11-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2007
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13334

The humid air felt electric as the sun ascended over the hundreds of buses idling a 20-mile stretch of Louisiana Route 49, the gateway to the rural hometown of the Jena 6. It was 6 AM, September 20, 2007 — the day Mychal Bell was initially scheduled to be sentenced for his role in the beating of a white classmate — and northeast central Louisiana, on the border of Mississippi, was looking anything but sleepy.

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