Based on real events, this one-act play dramatizes the racial tensions and political conflicts in Birmingham, Alabama, following a police shooting in 1979. The author uses the fall-out to examine civil-rights race relations, the role of the media in such conflicts, and the difficulty municipal governments have in balancing law enforcement and community justice concerns. If that all sounds academic. it isn't--Mayor Todd crackles with suspense as its well-developed characters spotlight the human themes at the core of the play.

Mayor Todd 2005, John F. Blair, Publisher

ISBN-13: 9781588381828

2nd edition

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