Tag: <span>slavery</span>

Interested in learning about the activist who sued the Treasury Department for $70 million in reparations tied to Texas slave labor only to be charged, convicted, and sentenced to a year and a day in prison based on weak evidence in retaliation? Then my Callie Guy House Black History Facts profile is for you.

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If you’re interested in learning about a famous Black cowboy from the days of the Wild West, then my Nat Love Black History Fact profile is for you.

Black History Profile

If you’re interested in learning about the the first Black deputy US Marshal west of the Mississippi and likely an inspiration for The Lone Ranger, then my Bass Reeves Black History Facts profile is for you.

Black History Profile

“Beloved” is a 1998 film starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Kimberly Elise, and Thandie Newton that was adapted from a Toni Morrison novel. Back in the 1970s while working as an editor, Morrison came across a newspaper clipping about an enslaved woman who attempted to escape but was captured. Distressed at being forced to return to bondage, the woman attempted to kill her children to avoid having them return to slavery. That newspaper article inspired Morrison to write “Beloved”.

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“Who We Are: A chronicle of Racism in America” is a documentary by Jeffrey Robinson, an attorney and ACLU representative, that discusses the history of racism. And not just individual racism, which is what the focus tends to be placed on, but rather the history of institutional racism. The systemized structure and practice of white supremacy that was created at the founding of the country. I love documentaries (and books) like this where people use facts and logic to break down the ridiculous efforts to reframe history to suit agendas. It’s especially important as pushes are made to eliminate Black history and the reality of American history from school curriculums. To experience Robinson point by point, just completely picking apart and obliterating all this nonsense that you see out here about Black history was incredibly refreshing.

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