Refers to the events at Howard Beach, Brooklyn, in 1988 when three African-American men who had stopped to buy pizza were attacked by a group of whites shouting racial insults and wielding baseball bats. One of the victims was chased onto the freeway where he was run down and killed. Winnie Owens-Heart had by chance got lost in Howard Park two weeks before this incident and felt that as an African-American herself, it could have easily happened to her. She grew up in a segretated society and feels that incidents like this one today make little difference to the experience of an African-American growing up in America today.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.