This is the great Maya Angelou! Reading her poetry took my reading to another level. I was like who wrote this stuff. A lot of her poems hit me right in the soul. "Still I Rise," is probably my favorite poem that she wrote. There are so many of her poems that I like. She's an inspiration!
Louis L. Redding (October 25, 1901 - September 28, 1998) taught at Morehouse before attending Harvard Law School and becoming the first African American attorney in Delaware in 1929. He specialized in civil rights work, including a suit to integrate the state universities (1950) and Gebhart v Belton (1952) which became part of Brown v Board of Education. #TodayInBlackHistory
Polarization The first people killed in any genocide are not the pariahs themselves but those in the mainstream who speak up for them. The voices in the middle are silenced through threats, arrests or even killings. Now the message of hate goes unchallenged. Preparation: Preparation for genocide includes identification. Lists of victims are drawn up, houses …
THE ATLANTA RIPPER Another Little-Known Unsolved Mystery from American History As almost any historical crime writer can tell you, it is a sad fact that African American murder victims rarely received the newspaper coverage that white victims received. This was especially true prior to the middle part of the twentieth century, when lynchings and race riots were still a tragic reality in American history. The fact that so many people have never heard of the “Atlanta Ripper”