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I found a copy of The Strange Career of Jim Crow in a used bookstore in the early 1980s. It was my first exposure to the origins of that system. I was uplifted and felt I had found the keys to the kingdom of learning about racism, which I could never understand as an African American. I had no idea that Dr. King had promoted the book highly. I knew it was impossible, but I would have loved to meet Woodward as a student of his. Dr. King mentioned Woodward in his Montgomery speech after the Selma March. I saw it this year.
Lonzie Cox Jr.
Beaver Falls , PA