Hudson author explores 'The Edge of Whiteness'

Nov 12, 2014 595

In 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and riots ensued all over the country. A year later these riots had largely diminished, but tensions over their cause -- in part, systemic segregation and disenfranchisement -- were still high.

When such boils over in Brooklyn, the Italian-American family of young Joe Montaperto uproots to the Union County suburb of Roselle. Montaperto, now a Hudsonite, chronicles his years there in his book, "The Edge of Whiteness."

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