Chicago Tribune:

Sensitivities were high enough that in the season opener for Columbia [High School in 1970] after [Walter] Payton scored on two long touchdown runs, two white men approached Boston. They wanted to know if Payton raising his index finger the final few yards of those runs signified the black power sign.

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Derek Bridges

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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