Eugene F. Rivers 3d
20 years after Morning Star, youth are still key
Twenty years ago, on a warm evening in May 1992, a group of hoodlums violently assaulted rival gang members attending a funeral at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan. Beyond the horror, shock, and disbelief that the incident caused, it was also a wakeup call for the city, the black community, and eventually the nation. But the story has not been properly understood.