It was such a nice bench, and in a very shaded corner of our town. I used to love to sit there and read a chapter of my book. A very interesting African American man began to use it to take a nap. I talked to him several times, and his life story was very interesting. He told me that it was only a matter of time before the bench was removed, because the local neighbors don't like poor black people. I thought he was being overly concerned, but he was right, and the bench was removed. This was a real shame.
I would like to know who made that bigoted decision. Does anybody know? Is there a public records act that allows one to trace the details of that horrible and racist decision? For example, who were the neighbors who complained to the city, and who gave the work order to remove the bench?
Whatever happened to the nice bench at the corner of Bryant and Churchill?
Original post made by Susan, South of Midtown, on Jul 21, 2011