Culture Wars/Current Controversies

What Happened In Bethel, Ohio?

When BLM came to Mayberry.

By Anne Helen Petersen


Lois Dennis started teaching second grade in the village of Bethel, Ohio — official population just under 2,800 — back in 1976. People in town call her Mrs. Dennis. And that’s the name people used online when they started denouncing what happened that Sunday afternoon in June when Bethel made national news for an explosion of violence on its streets: I can’t believe they did that to Mrs. Dennis.


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