Today, for many Americans, the word “ghetto” conjures images of run-down and crime-ridden African American segregated areas—“inner cities,” in a common euphemism. This connotation is relatively recent; it has only become mainstream in the past 70 years or so. Beforehand, the term was primarily associated with Jewish urban quarters, and its changing meaning illustrates the…
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
By removing victims from lynching photos, an artist emphasizes those erased from history
September 9, 2018
“Erased Lynching Series: der Wild West Show,” (Set 1) by Ken Gonzalez-Day, 2006. (Courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles) An old black-and-white photograph shows a crowd of people gathered around something, but it is not clear just what. Thereâ€™s something eerie about it but you donâ€™t really know why. The photograph
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
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