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Alabamiana: 30 years since Baxley-Graddick

It was 1986. Ronald Reagan was halfway through his second term, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded before our eyes, and the Atlanta Hawks’ Spud Webb – who was only 5’7″ – won the NBA’s slam dunk contest. That year, I finished the sixth grade and started the seventh. As a prepubescent smart aleck who was too immature to grasp anything of significance, I remember my classmates and I being annoyed that our substitute teacher ended PE early to have us watch the news coverage of the shuttle disaster. Despite my righteous… Read more Alabamiana: 30 years since Baxley-Graddick