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A surprise invitation from the Fauquier History Museum

When a friend learned that I had been invited to appear at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail,  he wrote to say, “That is long overdue!” 415 more words


Memorial to the 4,400 Black People Lynched Across America Opens in Montgomery, Alabama

As I was preparing online this morning for my June 8th trip to Texas, I stumbled upon this story about a memorial to those who were lynched across America. 77 more words

Current Events

On April 23, 1899

In Newman, Georgia, thousands gather to watch the brutal lynching of Sam Hose, a black man who is mutilated and burned alive; spectators afterwards gather body parts to sell as souvenirs.

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U.S. History

Racism Is Down Under

Movie Review: “Sweet Country,” Directed by Warwick Thornton. 113 minutes

My movie buddy and I are suckers for anything Australian. I think it’s the way they subsidize their movies that gives them such an intelligent edge. 250 more words


Editor's Pick: Every Life Matters...

It’s been a while since I spotlighted one of her pieces, but this lady is not new to the house!  I’ve been a fan of her writings for close to two years now.   180 more words


For the Questions We Have Failed to Ask, O God, Forgive Us

Image: Intersection of 4th Avenue and Main Street in Franklin, Tennessee today, not far from the place where Samuel Bierfield was murdered. (ichabod via wikimedia, some rights reserved… 1,001 more words

Social Justice

Ida B. Wells: The Foul-Mouthed "Princess of the Press" who spoke out against the South's horrific lynchings

Something I’ve noticed reading story after story about women throughout history is that so many accounts base the women they feature off of the actions of another woman. 1,431 more words