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Remembering some of America’s forgotten mothers on Mothers Day

We’ve forgotten the millions of mothers in America who were brutalized by legalized human trafficking. We’ve forgotten the 4,000+ American mothers whose son or daughter was murdered by racist lynchings. We’ve forgotten the millions of American mothers treated as inferior … Continue reading

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How A White Guy Experienced Jim Crow As A Black Guy

Black Like Me is the story of how John Howard Griffin, a white man, colored his skin black and traveled around the segregated, Jim Crow South in the late 1950s. The cover reads: “What was it like, really like to be … Continue reading

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America’s Forgotten Freedom Fighters (Like Harriet Tubman)

The PBS series, The Abolitionists, focuses on forgotten American freedom fighters — William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglas, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown (more about Brown in the 3rd paragraph from the end of this article). How many … Continue reading

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My #VIII Greatest American Of All Time

Ida B. Wells is remembered during Black History month but it is hard to find much about her in American history books.  However, in my thinking, she is the 8th greatest American of all time.  Ida B. Wells was born a … Continue reading

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My #9 Greatest American — William Monroe Trotter

“There can be no freedom without equality.” —William Monroe Trotter Standing almost alone during the Jim Crow days of forced segregation, open racism, and public lynchings of the early 20th Century, William Monroe Trotter boldly spoke out for equal rights. … Continue reading

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