I wonder if my father was interested in writing hard-boiled crime fiction. Some of his columns about crime cases suggest that he might have. He ends this column reminding readers that the injustice in the Scottsboro Boys’ case continues.
On the occasion of his 37th birthday, my father offered some insights into his personality, then seized the opportunity to take others to task for their ethical lapses.
Interesting crime/courtroom story. However, the item most intriguing to me is the one titled “Petty Larceny.” Apparently, Ted Yates, columnist for the Baltimore Afro-American, wrote a column titled “If I were mayor of Harlem.” Hmm. I should try to find that column.