A Rage in Sanford

SANFORD, Fla. – My latest dispatch from this city (I’m planning on one or two more) takes you to the century-old black neighborhood south of downtown, the once-independent town taken over by segregationist neighbors, the place where the new police station was built. photo (34) It’s a dangerous neighborhood, literally on the other side of some railroad tracks. In the piece I don’t even mention the old public housing complex in the center of Goldsboro. It’s now a full four blocks of unoccupied, boarded up houses, marked by “NO TRESPASSING” signs, because the city saw no other way to curb the drug trade. photo (33)
I should also mention that City Councilwoman Velma Williams, who represents the area, has her own parking spot at the AME church.