Friday, August 29, 1997

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    Today in New York City, thousands will be marching to protest the police beating and torture of a Haitian immigrant earlier this month. The march — which is drawing people from all over the United States — is expected to be the largest demonstration against police brutality in the city’s history, if not the country.


    Author David Bradley has been compared to such greats as James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison. His 1984 novel The Chaneysville Incident — a powerful story of escaped slaves and one man’s obsession with discovering a secret in his heritage — won the PEN/Faulkner Award and an Academy Award from the American Academy and Institutie of Arts and Letters.