Ruth Whitfield. 86 years old. There was a detail repeated often came to Ruth Whitfield, the oldest victim. She visited her husband that morning at a nursing home before heading to Tops. B.A. Parker talked to her son, Garnell Whitfield Jr. about what seemed to be a very long love story. Parker is one of the host of NPR’s Code Switch. (8 minutes)
Heyward Patterson was a deacon at the State Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. He was at Tops often where he worked as a jitney driver. Michael Harriot has the story of another Tops regular, and how he met the Deacon. (16 minutes)
Original music for this episode is by Buffalo musician Curtis Lovell.