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Emmett Till: A Tragedy in Race Relations in America

February is Black History Month, so it is appropriate for us to visit a grim episode in American race relations.

On August 19, 1955 Emmett Till went to Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market with a group of friends. 326 more words

Remembering Thomas Moss, 1892

The story of Thomas Moss is one I’m convinced everyone needs to hear.

It was March of 1892, the year when lynchings in the South were at an all-time high. 744 more words

African-American History

Ida B. Wells

This woman.

Overflowing with holy discontent.
Emboldened with a contagious fury for justice.
Unwilling to sit idly by while injustice got the last word.

Ida B. 72 more words

African-American History

Strange Fruit

Every American should know this song, because its inspiration is (sadly) part of #OurHistory.

Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,

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African-American History

PEOPLE FEAR WHAT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” – H.P. Lovecraft… 1,441 more words

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Terrorism and the American Experience: A State of the Field

Gage, Beverly. “Terrorism and the American Experience: A State of the Field.” Journal of American History 98, no. 1 (2011): 73-94.

The “State of the Field” essay that I am addressing is “Terrorism and the American Experience: A State of the Field” by Beverly Gage, which appeared in the… 893 more words

Military

Afternoon Minute: 75-Year Old Woman Survives Mid-Air Tornado Bathtub Ride

 Blessed! 75-Year Old Woman Survives Mid-Air Tornado Bathtub Ride

Charlesetta Williams is one incredibly blessed woman. The 75-year-old recently survived a harrowing mid-air tornado ride—in her bathtub. 874 more words

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