Tyrone Beason’s ideas of social justice formed early on. In this Bowling Green (Ky.) High School yearbook clipping from the late 1980s, Beason works on a mural protesting the decades-long imprisonment of South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, who went on to become that country’s first black president. (Dude Nebel / courtesy of Tyrone Beason)
Tyrone Beason

A grandmother’s love, stories of hardship shaped my vision of justice

For new Seattle Times social-justice columnist Tyrone Beason, history — his own and that of the community that shaped him — serves as the foundation for his views on the issues we face today.

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