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“Emmett Till’s name still catches in my throat”: Lynching and Children’s Literature

Last week, I wrote about the children’s books in my public library (the big central one) that discussed the lynching campaigner Ida B. Wells. I hadn’t initially intended to write about Wells; I was looking to see if there were children’s books on lynching available and her name came up first. 1,057 more words

Children's Literature

this day in crime history: november 26, 1933

On this date in 1933, the people of San Jose, CA decided to take the law into their own hands. Thomas Thurmond and John Holmes were being held in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 22 year old department store heir Brooke Hart. 119 more words

True Crime

a song for the burnt boy - Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau


/shadows peep/
/fingers creep/
/bodies making graffiti/vain/veins
of a boy are cutting/bridges to life
are breaking/angels are descending/
disciples of mourners stand at Badagry/ 137 more words


“And the Rest of America has Remained Silent”: Lynching in Children’s Literature

Racist incidents are up around the US since the election. The fact that this was true after the 2008 election as well is little comfort; the idea of an increase in racism after an election as a “new normal” is not something to which any country should aspire. 1,072 more words

Children's Literature

What's wrong with the world?

What’s wrong with the world can seem overwhelming.

I share the view that recent social forces in the U.S. and in Europe look horribly like a rerun of the racial vilification, blaming and xenophobia of the 1930s that led step by step to the Nazi holocaust. 1,377 more words

Journeys In Ministry

History + data = story

I fell in love with this web app as soon as I laid eyes on it: Monroe Work today. The site is about the research done by an American man named Monroe Nathan Work, who died in 1945. 248 more words


The Flowering Vine: A Letter to Our White Great-Grandfather

Dear Robert,

My name is Gwin and I am one of your great-grandchildren.  Today, I am writing to you in hopes that your soul has ascended to an elevated level of understanding and empathy-having left your dark and dense material world many years ago. 532 more words