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Society & Culture
50 Years, No Impact
In this episode entitled “50 Years, No Impact”, we sat down with William "Pee-Wee" Jackson, who was a pre-teen during the civil unrest in Cambridge, Maryland. He's mostly remembered because he was arrested as a teen during the movement and jailed. This led to an uprising and march to the local jail demanding his release.
Mr. Jackson is a life-long resident of Cambridge and shares an interesting perspective of the changes in the community or lack thereof.
"Everybody wants to remember the fire, but nobody wants to remember the struggle before and after the fire," Jackson says. "The school was the target because the burning was more about bringing attention to poor education conditions. The fire just got out of hand."
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