“The object of The Boston City Reporter [was] to tell the public who is using prejudice against entire races and religions for undemocratic purposes—and how.”
Hakim Jamal was a Boston original—an engaging author and activist who identified as a recovering alcoholic and addict. He founded the group that created Kwanzaa. His controversial romances with movie stars and models inspired movies decades later.
At this point in 1952, incumbent President Harry Truman was on the fence about seeking another term, and other big-name Dems were unwilling to succeed his increasingly unpopular presidency.
The eerily familiar tale of Shadrach Minkins and the centuries-old federal threat to our Commonwealth
In this special throwback, reporter Jon Riley looks back at why the government may have wanted Bulger dead more than anyone else