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Think Sundown Towns Are a Thing of the Past? Think Again

Driving around the country researching my family’s Great Migration history, I realized how many places were still unsafe for Black people after dark

A sign protesting Black tenants moving into a federal housing project in Detroit, 1942. Photo: Arthur S. Siegel/Library of Congress

This past June, 24-year-old Robert Fuller was found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, California. Though the LAPD ruled…

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Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.