Southern Segregationists promoted "Reverse Freedom Rides"
On this day in 1962, Southern Segregationists assumed they had found a way to really embarrass all us liberals and integration-types up North. The headlines in newspapers across the country and the world read:
FLOW OF NEGROES BURDENS HYANNIS;
Housing, Transportation and Jobs Needed for Riders
HYANNIS, Mass., May 31 The two-way flow of Negroes resumed in this Cape Cod resort town today after a two-day hiatus over Memorial Day... Since May 13 there has been a steady trickle of Negroes here.
Of the nearly fifty arrivals, thirty-three are children who are still here. All of the children and most of the adults have been housed in a dormitory at the Cape Cod Community College back of the Town Hall....
The plan was to embarrass President Kennedy... read the rest below.
Chatham summer resident is known for being an innovator
On this day in 2006 Jay Cashman has filed his applications for the three wind farms in Buzzards Bay.
The Quincy developer yesterday applied for state approval to build a $750 million offshore wind farm with 90 to 120 turbines in Buzzards Bay.
Named South Shore Wind Project it would provide an energy source equal to 2% of the current statewide electrical energy consumption, according to the application filed with the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, which will begin a review process.
Under the Buzzards Bay proposal, windmills 400 feet high would be built 3 to 4 miles off the coast of Sconticut Neck in Fairhaven, Barneys Joy in Dartmouth and Naushon Island, one of the Elizabeth Islands.