On Feb. 13, a white supremacist with quite a lot of time on his/her hands removed copies of the current City Arts magazine from a box in Wallingford and stapled some racist propaganda to the pages where it had excerpted local author Pat Thomas’ forthcoming book, Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975, a perceptive overview of the Black Power movement and the music it influenced.
Picking up a copy of City Arts from a box on N. 45th near the Guild 45th Theatre, a reader tipped off City Arts that someone had attached a photocopied article titled “Black People Are More Criminal Than White People” with a handwritten note: “To hell with the music of Black Power! Read this!” The lowlife also provided a link to a site pushing anti-black sentiments, unamusementpark.com... in Seattle, in 2012.
In other news, Thomas’ book is fantastic; you should read it, and also pick up the accompanying CD issued by Light in the Attic, Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974. It's history, and you can dance to it.
Thomas will hold a lecture/presentation on Listen, Whitey! March 1 at Washington Hall.