When I wrote fondly last week about my joy at playing house, did I mention that it sits on a volcano? Like all volcanoes, this one troubles and frightens in various ways, but not all the time, and not in any pattern. 864 more words
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I found this treasure, a lovingly hand-crafted tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Seattle Washington’s Fremont Flea Market, circa 2000. I felt compelled to rescue it and give it a home in my collection. 591 more words
Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive presents a traveling exhibition from the Wisconsin Historical Society on Freedom Summer, Risking Everything. Through September 29, visitors can see the exhibit on Level One of Olin Library featuring materials selected from over 1,100 boxes of unpublished papers created by individual activists, community groups, and national organizations. 314 more words
Some might call me a conspiracy theorist, but here is what I see.
The purchase of military grade equipment by local law enforcement organizations, the seeming over reaction of the police to peaceful protests by showing up in full battle gear, the almost daily occurrence of an African American male being killed by policemen (who are later exonerated) are indications to me that Black America is under attack. 1,099 more words