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I was familiar with the Columbia, Tennessee race riot of 1946 because of its importance in the Black freedom struggle developing immediately after World War II. What I did not know is that it nearly cost Thurgood Marshall his life after the NAACP sent him to Columbia to defend the innocent. When the trial ended, […]
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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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Veterans Day

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On November 11, 2017
Veterans Day: A perfect time to remember one of our national legacies, white people lynching black soldiers and recently returned veterans. Returning African American veterans were met with a familiar “tenacious and violent white supremacy,” and their status as veterans made them special targets for white aggression. Though hailed as a hero during the war, […]

Lynching?

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On June 4, 2016

An appropriate post demonstrating that Ali’s fight against racial injustice remains far from over. Jasmine Richards, an organizer with Black Lives Matter, was found guilty Wednesday by a Pasaden

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