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Although many were from rival gangs, members of the first Black American high school crew team came together to row in the same boat; they found safety on the water, away from the trauma of violence and cyclical poverty. From “Its humanity and optimism remain powerful.”

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While it has the heart of a fairy tale it isn’t really one: It’s a dream realized, American folklore that is alive, because the Manley Crew Team never would’ve known what magic they could create with a boat until they were introduced to one… Full Review

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