History Repeats? Chicken Little and Policing in Minority Communities
In the “True Story of Chicken Little,” by Linda Holmes, Chicken Licken is struck by a police officer and sets off to report her injury to the king. Needless to say, the official version of events is a bit different than what really happened.
The story appeared in Toni Cade Bambara’s Tales and Stories for Black Folks (Doubleday, 1971).