September 15, 1963 · Birmingham, Alabama Virgil Lamar Ware, 13, was riding on the handlebars of his brother’s bicycle when he was fatally shot by white teenagers. The white youths had come from a segregationist rally held in the aftermath of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.
She Would Not Be Silent, Ida B Wells [b. 1862 - d. 1931] Ida B Wells was in England in 1894 when she heard that white Southerners had put a black woman in San Antonio, Texas into a barrel with "nails driven through the sides and then rolled [it] down a hill until she died." The 31 year old Wells, a black Southerner, was seasoned to the widespread phenomenon of mob torture and murder that went by the shorthand "lynching"; in fact, she was abroad on a speaking tour denouncing it…
10 Horrifying Facts About The Sexual Exploitation of Enslaved Black Women You May Not Know: Owners of enslaved people claimed they were doing Black women a favor by having sex with them. Enslaved women were forced to have sex with their owners, but their masters considered this a favor. White men often claimed they were doing Black women a favor by saving them from having sex with Black men who were considered to be animalistic and brutal.
Unbelievably Racist Vintage Valentine's Day Cards from the In the early racist imagery was widely used in consumer products—even Valentine's Day cards—and relied on caricatures and stereotypes to create humor.