Category: The South

Huge Black Voter Turnout Historical Threat to Whites

July 17, 2021
Black Voter Turnout Leads to White Backlash Since the end of slavery in the US, increases in Black Voter Turnout have led to a white backlash. Black voter turnout during the Reconstruction era of the 1870s lead to the emergence of large numbers of African American elected officials in the American South. This black political

The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto

February 1, 2021
The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto [Blow, Charles M] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto

Compromise of 1877 – The South Restored to Power

October 20, 2019
See larger image Reunion and Reaction: The Compromise of 1877 and the End of Reconstruction (Paperback) New From: $34.98 In Stock The Hayes Tilden Compromise of 1877 What was the Compromise of 1877, and why did it irrevocably alter the fate of African Americans in the US? In 1876 there was a contested presidential election

Stacey Abrams and Power of Black Vote in South

October 19, 2019
See larger image While Justice Sleeps: A Novel (Kindle Edition) New From: $9.99 In Stock Stacey Abrams Showed Power of African American Vote in South In the 2018 election for Governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams achieved a historical milestone. Like Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama before her, Stacey Abrams demonstrated the power of the African

Mississippi Uses Jim Crow Laws to Elect Governor

October 16, 2019
Lawsuit Alleges Mississippi uses Racially Discriminatory Jim Crow laws to  Choose Statewide Officials. Jim Crow laws that date back to post-reconstruction are still in use in Mississippi today. In Mississippi, in the year 2019, a candidate can win the majority of the vote for Governor and still be denied the right to serve as Governor.

Black Durham in the Jim Crow South

September 30, 2019
Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) - Kindle edition by Leslie Brown. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading

March: Book Three – SNCC

September 24, 2019
March: Book Three [John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
2016 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature
2017 Printz Award Winner
2017 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner
2017 Sibert Medal Winner
2017 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Winner
2017 Walter Award Winner

"One of the Best Books of 2016" -

Many Minds, One Heart: SNCC’s Dream for a New America

September 24, 2019
Many Minds, One Heart: SNCC's Dream for a New America [Wesley C. Hogan] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. How did the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee break open the caste system in the American South between 1960 and 1965? In this innovative study

W. E. B. Du Bois Sociologist, Historian, Writer – Founding Father of the NAACP…

March 12, 2017
W. E. B. Du Bois (February 23, 1868 — August 27, 1963) Leading Theoretician of African American History  William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was one of the vital influential figures in American civil rights historical past. He launched the activist Niagara Flow in 1905 after which cofounded the National Affiliation for the Development of Colored Individuals (NAACP) in

Innovative citizen initiatives open access to police data

May 5, 2016
As outrage mounts over fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians, a growing number of police departments nationwide are releasing data on officer-involved shootings, use of force, and traffic stops. In North Carolina, where Charlotte and Fayetteville are participating in the White House initiative, a related effort is underway to make accessible policing data statewide. The

A Way Out of No Way: The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young

November 3, 2015
A Way Out of No Way: The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young [Andrew Young] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The stirring spiritual memoirs of Andrew Young--civil rights activist, minister, and statesman--show how God's hand led him through some of the most significant experiences of 20th-century America. Filled with eyewitness anecdotes

Martin R Delany: The Birth of Black Nationalism

November 2, 2015
More from Black Politics COINTELPRO – How the FBI Sabotaged Black America, A Documentary by Gil Noble Congressman John Conyers Jr First African American Dean of Congress Revitalizing the African American Reparations Movement Obama Withstands Billionaires, Conservative White Republican Strategy – Still Standing Strong Racial Inequality in America Who Are The Moors  Martin Delany –

Organizing for affordable housing in the South

September 17, 2015
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation funds organizations in the South working to move people and places out of poverty. The foundation recently launched a “Southern Voices” oral history project to capture the stories of Southern leaders working for social and economic justice. The latest installment features stories about organizing for affordable housing. For more stories

A Time to Speak, A Time to Act

August 27, 2015
A Time to Speak, A Time to Act [Julian bond] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by Julian bond

Black Leaders on Leadership: Conversations with Julian Bond (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)

August 27, 2015
Black Leaders on Leadership: Conversations with Julian Bond (Palgrave Studies in Oral History) [P. Leffler] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Drawing on a wealth of oral interviews, Conversations on Black Leadership uses the lives of prominent African Americans to trace the contours of Black leadership in America. Included here are fascinating accounts from

Did Police in Texas Murder Sandra Bland?

July 20, 2015
http://democracynow.org - Last Friday, an African-American woman was returning home from a job interview in Waller County, Texas, when she was stopped by ...

President Obama Delivers Eulogy at Charleston Shooting Funeral of Clementa Pinckney [FULL SPEECH]

June 26, 2015
Obama eulogizes pastor in Charleston shooting. Obama sings Amazing Grace at funeral of Charleston shooting victim Clementa Pinckney. Washington (CNN) ...

Republicans-If You&’re Really Against Racism-Restore Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) – Two years since the Supreme Court gutted core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder ...

Southern States have most to lose from bad Supreme Court Obamacare ruling

June 20, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule by the end of this month in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the legality of health insurance subsidies for low- and middle-income residents of the 34 states that use the federal marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. The lawsuit was brought by

Charleston – A history of attacks on black churches in the South

June 19, 2015
In the wake of the heinous murders of nine members of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church this week, many have pointed to historic congregation’s central role in the city’s African-American community. As Clementa Pinckney, the church’s pastor and state legislator who was killed in the shooting, told a group of visitors in 2013, “It’s

As nation mourns racist murders, Confederate Flag of hate still flies over South Carolina

June 19, 2015
By Jon Queally, Common Dreams This isn’t the story about a flag, but there’s a flag in this story. On the same day the nation was reeling from the mass murder of nine black churchgoers in South Carolina by a calculating white gunman who reportedly made it clear to his victims the attack was inspired

Mother Emanuel AME Church – Charleston South Carolina – Steeped in History

June 18, 2015
The South Carolina church that was the site of Wednesday night's massacre is steeped in historic significance stretching from the time of slavery to the civil rights ...

A History of Voting Rights

April 3, 2015
  Voting Rights: A Long Fight in the US References: History of Voting Rights Voting Rights Act of 1965 – US Department of Justice The murder of voting-rights activists in Philadelphia, Mississippi, gained national attention, along with numerous other acts of violence and terrorism. Finally, the … Timeline: A History of the Voting Rights Act

The Long Road to Brown, 1865-1954

March 28, 2015
The Long Road to Brown, 1865-1954 Long before the 1954 brown v Board of Education, African Americans across the South fought against the Apartheid system of Jim Crow and for quality public education. Within the separate and unequal system African Americans built their own quality education system. The problem was not necessarily the separate system, but

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

March 7, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) Martin Luther King Day, a holiday first observed in 1986 to honor the man who promoted peaceful protest to secure civil rights in the late 1950s and early ’60’s, is right around the corner. And although King is one of U.S. history’s most widely chronicled individuals,

Atlanta’s Civil Rights Legacy

January 12, 2015
  Atlanta – Epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement Atlanta has played a key historical role in the Civil Rights Movement. It is known as the birthplace of Dr. King and was home to many of the major planning and strategy meetings in the civil rights movement. Atlanta remains home to many of the civil

1960S BLACK STUDENT MOVEMENT: SNCC – & THE SIT-INS

January 10, 2015
"In the sixties one of the main objectives of the black student movement was to breakdown barriers to African Americans achieving economic, political, and social parity in American society. When these barriers were temporarily altered, many African Americans thought the  "collective" struggle was over and concentrated on individual success. African Americans need to understand that

The Edmund Pettus Bridge – Selma Alabama

January 7, 2015
The Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, AL.

Blind Tom, Slave Turned Civil War-Era Pop Star

January 4, 2015
Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins (May 25, 1849 – June 14, 1908) was an African- American musical prodigy on the piano. He had numerous original compositions  …  Blind Tom – an African- American Musical Prodigy  Several years ago I encountered the story of Thomas Greene Wiggins in the pages of Oliver Sacks’ wonderful study of unusual

African American Slave Revolts and Rebellions

November 27, 2014
African American Slave Revolts and Rebellions Harriet Tubman Biography: Underground Railroad Conductor http://womenshistory.about.com/od/harriettubman/a/tubman_moses.htm Harriet Tubman Biography – From Slavery to Freedom [2] Underground Railroad Conductor, Abolitionist, Women’s Rights Advocate What was the Underground Railroad ? : Harriet Tubman What was the Underground Railroad? The Underground Railway was a loosely organized … Check out these sites