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October 11, 1991 | TERRY PRISTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1960, James Craig Jr. decided to leave his native Birmingham, Ala. A veteran of civil rights struggles with memories of being forced to ride in the back of the bus with other blacks, he hoped to find a different life in Los Angeles. Instead, racial prejudice caught up with him here. A lifelong boat-lover, he fought for 15 years to become an officer with the county Harbor Patrol, a dream he was not able to realize until 1985.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1991 | TERRY PRISTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1960, James Craig Jr. decided to leave his native Birmingham, Ala. A veteran of civil rights struggles with memories of being forced to ride in the back of the bus with other blacks, he hoped to find a different life in Los Angeles. Instead, racial prejudice caught up with him here. A lifelong boat-lover, he fought for 15 years to become an officer with the county Harbor Patrol, a dream he was not able to realize until 1985.
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