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WHITE NEIGHBORS WALK WITH BLACK MAN

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Shawn Dromgoole is a twenty-nine-year-old black man who has lived in the same Nashville neighborhood his entire life. His family has been in the neighborhood known as 12 South for fifty-four years. Ever since he was a child he felt unease in his home town, acutely aware that few people looked like him.

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NEIGHBORHOOD EXPERIENCES

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More than twenty years ago, Sharon Adams moved back to her childhood home in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood outside of Milwaukee, after living in New York City for thirty years. When she arrived, prostitutes roamed the streets, drivers cruised in search of drugs, and gunshots were heard almost every day. Sharon was actually advised by several police captains not to go outside, even during the day. 

However, she wasn’t afraid and started taking walks in the neighborhood. Gradually, Sharon was joined by others who told her they were sometimes hesitant even to go out and retrieve the mail. Then she met Larry Adams, a contractor she hired to fix the wiring in her house. After the job was done, he asked Sharon out for ice cream. Within a year they were married.

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WHAT A CHOIR CAN DO

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On the 150th anniversary of a music festival that originally inspired resistance to Soviet control and later received recognition from the United Nation’s cultural agency, tens of thousands of Estonians joined in singing folk songs on Sunday, July 7th, 2019. This celebration attracted 35,000 singers, more than 1,000 choirs, and 700 dance groups to the capital of Tallinn. This event, held every five years, began as only a song in 1869.

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