This is vastly different than that Hollyweird fantasy of the ‘Green Book’ .
Many African American families possess a cache of generational travelogues, packed tight and out of sight. These reminiscences, shared sparingly, if at all, do not for a moment romanticize the adventures of the open road. Continue reading
If you are unfamiliar with the term Sundown Towns, here’s a good place to start and get research information and a book as well. These were places that blacks were not allowed after the sun went down… I personally know about Pekin, Illinois.
Addendum: Just found out about this TV program talking about Sundown Towns as well..
I had heard things before along these lines but never read anything to confirm or deny any of it…
Haile Selassie described himself as a Caucasian, was not quick to abolish slavery and was the West’s ‘moderate’ dictator of choice. As Marcus Garvey said, the Emperor was just an ordinary man. Continue reading
There are tons of stories like this but u can’t expect YT to teach you about them…
When slavery is discussed in the media and is taught in schools, very little is mentioned of the strong and fierce resistance which Africans put up against the slavers and their accomplices. The bravery of African ancestors is often swept under the rug so that the new and coming generations would have a picture of weak and defeated ancestors. Continue reading
YT always taking ish and claiming they’re self-made…FOH
Last week during the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee hearing about H.R. 40 and reparations, economist, author, political commentator and former president of Bennett College Julianne Malveaux reminded America of the many ways its dark history of racial violence against Black people continues to affect the group’s future. Continue reading
Reminds me to go finish Freedom Cry….
He has been described as Florida’s most renowned black pirate who used the island of Elliott Key, and other hiding places along the Southeast Florida coast to conduct raids on unsuspected ships and villages.
Black Caesar became notable during the “golden age” of piracy, that is, in the late 1600s and early 1700s, when pirate ships were one of the few places black men could earn power and wealth. Continue reading
I personally didn’t know about this….
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) – The date was November 12, 1970, the time was very tense with racial issues raging throughout southern Illinois.
At the intersection of 401 North Washington and Evergreen in the early morning hours 43 years ago Tuesday, those tensions erupted in gunfire. Continue reading