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Lynching in the West: 1850–1935 (a John Hope Franklin Center Book)

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The Cross and the Lynching Tree

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President Franklin Roosevelt and Few Civil Rights for African Americans

Despite the efforts of his wife Eleanor and African American leaders, President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration made little progress on civil rights.

New Deal programs discriminated against blacks. 469 more words

American History

243.billie holiday's chillynching voice

Admit it: if you heard her on The Voice, you’d wonder how Billie Holiday got past security. Weak, thin, even post-nasal drippish. And yet haunting, tender, and forlorn. 993 more words

Fallen Angel

James Weldon Johnson, Editorials and Essays

In 1914, James Weldon Johnson became an editor of the newspaper The New York Age, a major African-American activist origin with its roots in the nineteenth century. 1,041 more words

Race

James Weldon Johnson, “The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man” (1912)

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man was written in 1912, at a time when race relations could not have been worse in post-Civil War America. Jim Crow had been fully established throughout the South by then, lynching was commonplace, and the Chicago Race Riots would be only a few years away. 1,208 more words

Class Conflict

Franklin Roosevelt, Billie Holiday, and Anti-Lynching Legislation

Franklin Roosevelt, Billie Holiday, and Anti-Lynching Legislation

Like millions of other PBS-TV fans, I watched Ken Burns’ documentary film “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” for seven straight nights recently. 736 more words