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This is…wow. Decades after lynching was used to intimidate and terrorize blacks in the South, the deadly tactic continues to have a chilling effect on whether African Americans decide to cast ballots in elections today. Research by Clemson University economic historian Jhacova Williams shows black Southerners who live in counties where more lynchings occurred in […]
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This guy really sums up the modern Republican Party. The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office charged Rep. Chris Corley (R) with first-degree domestic violence and pointing and presenting a firearm for the Monday incident, according to the Post and Courier. The newspaper reported that Corley was released after posting $20,000 bail on the condition that he […]
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Ku Klux Klan rally, South Carolina, 1951 Heather Cox Richardson places the Charleston shooting in its proper historical context: Congress stood against Klan terrorism with an 1871 law making their political intimidation a federal offense, a distinction that enabled President Grant to stop the depredations of the Ku Klux Klan by imposing martial law in […]
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