Plessy v Ferguson, 1896

As I’ve continued to learn these last few months- time and time again- the injustices throughout our history to people of color have not been merely individual, one-on-one discrepancies. It …

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. Wells. Without fear of …

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, Black bodies swinging …

Controlling The Voting Rolls

As I looked at the Post-Emancipation South, a common theme of “control” clearly rose out of the history books. The southern white population continually asked and answered questions related to …

Recreated & Relabeled

When did slavery in America end? Just months ago I would’ve given a quick answer to that question. In my ignorance I certainly wouldn’t have known the date off the …