Elinor Langer is the author of A Hundred Little Hitlers—The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America, a close study of the implications of the death of Mulugeta Seraw. A longtime member of The Nation editorial board, she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Bunting Institute and the Open Society Institute, among others, and taught at a number of schools and colleges, including Pacific University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program, where she was on the faculty for ten years.
Mulugeta Seraw (1960–1988)
In the neighborhood of Laurelhurst Park, above the street signs at Southeast Thirty-First Street and Pine, is a two-sided topper featuring the smiling face of a young Ethiopian immigrant, Mulugeta Seraw, killed there in a confrontation with racist skinheads in the early hours of November 13, 1988. The topper, written …