Lightning Men

LIGHTNING MEN picks up two years after the events of DARKTOWN as those left standing continue with their lives in 1950s Atlanta. Officer Denny “Rake” Rakestraw’s neighborhood – an implied “whites only” neighborhood – is beginning to see the arrival of several black families.  A group of residents, including Denny’s wife Cassie, pool their money…

Darktown

Following a mandate from the Mayor’s office, Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith are two of the first round of black men hired as policemen to serve the Atlanta Police Department in post-war America.  Despite being officers of the law, Boggs and Smith are painfully limited in what they’re authorized to do.  Sure they can carry…