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Black Men Return Back to Dozier Reform School for Closure

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Several black men traveled over 300 miles to Marianna, Florida for  the first time in over forty-years to bring closure to the childhood memories that still haunted them. They were beaten and abused as boys at Dozier Reform School. 

As they walked the ground on the black side they were haunted by the childhood memories. They looked around the campus with tears in their eyes as those memories came flooding back.  

"When I look at these cottages, when I look at the kitchen, all these memories come back, " said Huntley. "My feet come back, when I got my toe cut off, comes back."

John Bonner, Johnny Gaddy and Arthur Huntley was among the black men who traveled back to Marianna, Florida to hold a candlelight vigil for the dead boys. 

"It makes me feel good to come back here and do this for them," said Arthur Huntley President of the Black Boys at Dozier Reform School. "It gives me deep satisfaction to be here today."

Several of the White House Boys join in for the candlelight vigil. Micheal Sapp and Andrew Puel offered up a special prayer for deceased boys. 

Please join host Antoinette Harrell and her special guests, Black Boys at Dozier Reform School and some of the White House Boys for a discussion on this subject.