Crown Heights Riots
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Four Radio Rookies, who are all very recent immigrants from the Caribbean, now attend high school in the heart of what was the epicenter of the Crown Heights riots 20 years ago. But, as newcomers, the Rookies know nothing about the neighborhood’s fraught history.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Menachem Shagalow was just a thirtysomething recent immigrant from Israel when he stumbled home bloodied from the Crown Heights riots 20 years ago Friday, a violent event that is seared into his memory and ripped at the fabric of race relations in the city.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Reverend Al Sharpton has decided not to speak on a panel to mark the 20th anniversary of the violent Crown Heights riots after critics — including the family of a Jewish man who died during the clash — fumed over his participation in the event this weekend.