Monday, October 09, 2006

Blakeslee's Tulia in paperback

The paperback edition of Grits' friend Nate Blakeslee's book Tulia: Race, Cocaine and Corruption in a Small Texas Town, has just been released. Go here for more information or to order a copy. See an interview with Nate here.


Tracey Hayes said...

does it still call the Tulia freedom ride just a bunch of unwanted drug legalizers? hm.

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Yeah, I don't know anyone who was there who feels that way, but you're right Nate didn't portray it very sympathetically. At the time, momentum was low, the cases appeared to be going badly, and the Freedom Ride was a much-needed shot in the arm to the movement. Every prediction from the folks who criticized the Freedom Ride back then turned out not to occur - it was all good as far as I'm concerned.