Did you know the first drum machine started making music in 1931? And that early commercial drum machines were popular among church organists in the 1960s and 1970s?
It’s these little bits of knowledge — and more — that you’ll find in the new book “Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession,” written by Malden hip-hop producer and voracious drum machine collector Joe Mansfield.
Here are 10 photos (out of 22) from my series Racial Microaggressions. I have asked my friends on the Fordham University Lincoln Center campus to write down an instance of racial microaggression they have faced on a poster for me to take a picture of them.