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What O.J. Simpson meant to Black America

Nearly 30 years later, O.J. Simpson's arrest and murder trial in Los Angeles still evokes strong memories. There was the glove. The Bronco chase. The minute-by-minute national television coverage.

And, for many Americans, Simpson's case will also be remembered for how it exposed the deep divisions between Black and White Americans.

The nation's view of his 1995 acquittal for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a friend, Ronald Goldman, largely cleaved along racial lines, though time has bridged some of the gap. Simpson died on April 10 at 76 years old.


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