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The Land of Emmett Till

As the United States demands apologies from Turkey … lest we forget? MANDATING INDIGENOUS HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONDr. June Terpstra ….My students in colleges and universities in the USA typically do not know the history of the indigenous people of North America. They believe a lie told to them in the mandated public education programs that Columbus […]

Till Grand Jury Members Speak Out

(J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant with their wives, taking a break in the 1955 murder trial) The half-century search for justice in the murder of Emmett Till petered out last February when a Leflore County grand jury declined to indict Carolyn Donham on criminal charges. “There is nobody left to indict,” said Greg Watkins, […]

Jenna Six; Emmet Till Reminder?

In almost every high school U.S. history textbook, black history is taught through biographies of icons like Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr. Every once in a while, a small sidebar explained things like the Jim Crow laws, the Underground Railroad and the Little Rock Nine. What’s going on in Jena, La., right now […]