Posted January 4th 2012 at 4:36 pm by
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Dayna Cunningham: Boston redux

As a Harvard undergrad Dayna Cunningham often ventured out of Cambridge, but never as far as South Boston. It was the late 1970’s and her friends had warned her that Southie was not safe for black people. Twenty years later – now with a family – Dayna moved back to Boston for a job opportunity.

When a friend asked her to come along on a beach walk in Southie one afternoon, Dayna agreed. But she found herself filled with trepidation when a local approached her on the beach.

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