Episode 219: Sweet Potato Baby | The Murder of Arthur McDuffie / 1980 Miami Riots


April 17th, 2024

55 mins 3 secs

Season 5

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Hillary and Tina cover the murder of Arthur McDuffie and the 1980 Miami riots.

Arthur McDuffie was brutally attacked by police for running a stop sign. BUT when the officers are cleared of all charges, violence erupts on the streets of Miami.

Hillary's Story
Miami Dade County Official Page
Miami-Dade County unveils the Arthur Lee McDuffie State Historical Marker for Black History Month

The New York Times
Four Miami Police Officers Charged in Fatal Beating

The Washington Post
McDuffie Death: It Seemed to Be Open-Shut Case

Forty Years After Arthur McDuffie Was Killed By Miami-Dade Police, His Family Honored In Ceremony

Zinn Education Project
May 17, 1980: Miami Riots Begin

Arthur McDuffie--by Beckyhawk via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Front Page of the Miami News--via Zinn Education Project
Fires in Liberty City during 1980 Riots--via Dunn History
National Guard in Miami--via Dunn History
Arthur McDuffie Memorial in 2024--by Carlton Gilliespie via The Miami Times

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