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The Black Boys At Dozier Reform School Speaks Out

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One room was used for whipping white boys, and another for black boys. In a report published by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2010, 11.3% of boys surveyed at the school reported that they been subject to sexual misconduct by staff using force in the last twelve months, and 10.3% reported that they had been subject to it without the use of force. One inmate said that the punishments were severe, but justified. But another claimed that he had seen a boy trapped in a running laundry dryer at the school, and suspected the boy was killed.

Many of the white men who were at Dozier Reform School for Boys spoke about the abuse the black boys received. Some say that the black boys were treated worst then they were. This past week I spoke with Nate Dowling one of  black men who were at Dozier from 1958--1959. He spoke the severe beaten he and other black boy received by the staff at Dozier Reform School.

Please join host Antoinette Harrell and co-host Dr. Okpara Nosakhere and their special guest Nate Dowling. Nate will share what he went through at Dozier Refrom School in Marianna, Florida. 

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