BLACK VOICES

85 Years After Infamous Lynching, Another Noose Stirs Tension In Indiana Town

04/01/2015 09:56 am ET
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When his boss tossed the noose into his hands, Mikel Neal, a black firefighter in Marion, Ind., had two thoughts.

First, was this a threat? And, second, how would Neal tell his wife about this bizarre act, with its eerie echoes of Marion’s dark past?

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