Monthly Archives: March 2018

This day in history – March 31, 1870

Thomas Mundy Peterson becomes first black man in America to vote under the Fifteenth Amendment, which gave African American men the right to vote in all federal, state, and local elections. From the Equal Justice Initiative’s A History of Racial … Continue reading

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Confederate Soldiers Fought During the Vietnam War

Did you know that during the Vietnam War, a division of American soldiers was fighting under a Confederate flag?  President Johnson wanted the flags removed.* This is yet another example of the South not conceding that it lost the Civil … Continue reading

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Remembering Les Payne — FAKE NEWS, Tweets, and Ftweets*

In this moment of “FAKE NEWS,” often decried by its most ardent propagater-in-chief, it is worth nothing what recently deceased Les Payne, Black Journalist Extraordinare, gave as advice to young reporters: “Journalism begins when somone says no.”  Most importantly, the … Continue reading

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This day in history — March 30, 2018 — No Bloody Friday!

On this day in history, the Equal Racial Justice Initiative’s A History of Racial Injustice – 2018 Calendar, does not report an incident….  I wonder if racist whites ceased their Reign of Terror against Black people because it was Good Friday?  … Continue reading

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This day in history – March 29, 1944

Reverend Isaac Simmons, a black man, is buried three days after he is murdered by six white men who wanted to steal his family’s land in Mississippi; his family is threatened and flees the county. From the Equal Justice Initiative’s … Continue reading

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This day in history – March 28, 1956

Churches and synagogues nationwide keep their doors open all day in observance of a National Deliverance Day of Prayer to support the Montgomery bus boycott. From the Equal Justice Initiative’s A History of Racial Injustice – 2018 Calendar. “The Equal … Continue reading

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This day in history – March 27, 1974

Delbert Tibbs, a black hitchhiker from Chicago, is indicted for capital murder of a white couple in Florida; he is wrongfully convicted by an all-white jury and spends two years on death row. From the Equal Justice Initiative’s A History … Continue reading

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