Thank you for this. I grew up in NYC in the 1970s and 1980s, and I recall Dinkins' dignity and efforts to improve things.

I was touched by your piece about your father, and noted that he came from VA. You might be interested in the oral history around tobacco (VA and NC had many similarities) that is in my film Sharecrop, or in the blues history in my film Sharecrop: Delta Cotton. They are both on Amazon Prime video.

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