“4th of July Needs Some Pazaz! Not History!”
Posted by Jack Stephens on June 22, 2007
Organizers of Surf City’s Fourth of July parade said Wednesday they would let the producer of the documentary chronicling the 1947 Mendez v. Westminster school-desegregation case take part this year.
Parade officials reversed a decision to deny Sandra Robbie’s application for her Magical History Tour bus on grounds that it lacked entertainment value.
I suppose the American Revolution, which is what the holiday is about, was chocked full of entertainment value, too. What with people dying for . . . you know, freedom.