Recruiting poster of the White Knights of the Mississippi Ku Klux Klan 8-15-65. I want this photo and will take artistic license and use it. Also appears in the book LOCAL PEOPLE credited to Mitchell Library, Mississippi State University.

The straw dog of "outside agitators" -- "Alabama is a good place for good negroes to live in, but it is a bad place for negroes who believe in SOCIAL EQUALITY." - From an Alabama Ku Klux Klan poster, 1930's.

Take that Nazi!

WW! US poster: "This WWI fund raising poster shows a girl feeding a wounded soldier and reads, "Food for France." The poster was produced in 1918 by New York's W.F. Powers Co."

The Mississippi Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Miss in 1961. These are the faces of the Civil Rights Movement that are rarely spoken of. It wasn't just black folks who marched, but Jewish and white american who also spoke out and fought for civil rights. Some went to jail and some died. Lest we all forget the price that was paid for all of us.

Black history IS U.S. history. And the struggle hasn’t been pretty. This picture is only 75 years old. How many of your grandparents are 75? Don’t fear the past and don’t ignore it.

Jim Crow Museum, - Ferris State University, Big Rapids Michigan. Dr. David Pilgrim's goal in founding the museum has been to open people's eyes, hearts and minds to the reality of Jim Crow. It took eight years and more than one million dollars to create a permanent home for his collection, a memorial of hate aimed at teaching tolerance.

WW2 propoganda posters | World War II, American War Propaganda Photograph - World War II ...

Slave sale poster

How Americans attended lynchings like a family event is a sorrowful sight. How the United States people tolerated lynching of African Americans and was accepted as the norm is beyond comprehension. An embarrassing time for Americans in history.

For years the U.S. government allowed racist white lynch mobs to murder Black men, women and children for practically nothing. The lynchings were so absurd one could argue that Black people’s lives were little to no value at all. In fact, between 1882 and 1930 in just the 10 southern U.S. states of Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, […]

Sit-in at the Woolworths lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi, 1963. Annie Moody (far right) was a student at Tougaloo College in Jackson. Mustard and ketchup drip off her forehead. Joan Trumpauer (center), a white student at Tougaloo, had been doused with mustard, ketchup, water, Coca-Cola, and spray paint. Tougaloo professor John Salter (left) is covered in condiments and blood. He had been hit with brass knuckles.

There is still a place in the line for you. Will you fill it? | British WW1 Propaganda Poster. I find differences in the way recruiting is now asking about mental preparation along with physical compared to WWI where the concern seems to be only for a "fit" man.

Bernard LaFayette, SNCC & SCLC. Photo taken June 1963, Selma Alabama, after a brutal Klan beating that almost killed him. That same night they gunned down Medgar Evers in his driveway in a multi-state KKK conspiracy to murder Movement leaders in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

1945 - A chronicle of the life of Lena Baker, the first woman to be sent to the electric chair in Georgia for the murder of her employer, who she shot after he locked her in a room & demanded sex. Baker was charged with capital murder for killing her employer, Ernest Knight. In 2005, 60 years after her execution, the Georgia Parole Board issued Baker a full and unconditional pardon.

African Americans and Slavery

Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 ~ The Fugitive Slave Law brought the issue home to anti-slavery citizens in the North as it made them and their institutions responsible for enforcing slavery. Moderate abolitionists were now faced with the immediate choice of defying what they believed to be an unjust law or breaking with their own consciences and beliefs.

A lynching in Alabama, 1981. Two and a half years after the FBI took the case, Henry Hays and James Knowles were arrested. Bennie Hays was also indicted in Donald's murder but died before his trial began. Hays was convicted and executed in Alabama's electric chair, June 6, 1997. Hays was Alabama's first execution for a white-on-black crime since 1913, and also the only KKK member to be executed for the murder of an African-American during the 20th century.

It was mandated by the slave owner that only one breast could be used to feed the white child...if she switched up and let both black and white babies suckle from the same breast, she could be whipped because it was like them sharing the same water fountain.-For pete's sake!

These days if you tell someone about a Black Russian, they think you're referring to the cocktail made of vodka and coffee liqueur. But in this case, when we say Black Russian, we're referring to the remarkable Fyodor Fyodorovich Tomas (a/k/a Frederick Bruce Thomas). Learn how a Black man born in 1872 to former slaves in Mississippi went on to become the owner of one of the swankiest restaurants in Moscow .