Archive | Jim Crow

Quick way to learn what happened to Emmett Till

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Who Killed Emmett Till? https://payhip.com/b/x9dV by Susan Klopfer The Mississippi Delta is not a place I would have picked to live and if you had asked me a few years ago what I knew about the region, it would have been a puzzle since I knew nothing of its history or culture — I’d never even […]

50 Years Ago Today in Birmingham, AL Negotiations Begin Ending Jim Crow: Update

Freedom LiftedNews Release Civil Rights Spotlight:  Birmingham, AL Birmingham, Alabama was the site of some the Civil Rights Era’s most iconic and most contentious struggles. In the early 1960s, Birmingham was one of the most segregated cities in the country. Black citizens faced economic exploitation, political repression, and violence. Between 1948 and 1957, there were 48 […]

Story of Emmett Till Brought To Life During MLK Week of Peace Convocation

The Xavier Herald reports: The audience of primarily young African American women and men sat on the edge of their seats, fully enveloped in Giovanni’s re-creation of Emmett Till’s … Silence filled Loyola University’s packed Roussel Hall as poet Nikki Giovanni transformed herself from a petite, 62-year old woman into a black teenager hanging out […]

Jim Crow Redux; More African Americans Under Criminal Jurisdiction

There are more African Americans under criminal jurisdiction, either in prison or jail or on probation or parole, than were slaves a decade before the onset of the Civil War. In the Chicago area alone, nearly 80% of African American men have been labeled felons for life. As of 2004, more African American men were […]

Letter: N.Y. Governor David Paterson lacks party support

Letter: N.Y. Governor lacks party supportSaturday, February 27, 2010 From the dark days of slavery in America through Jim Crow segregation, lynching, the tumultuous civil rights years of the 1950s and 1960, and to the present, America‚Äôs history has been colored and shaped by racism. Through it all, blacks have persevered and crossed seemingly insurmountable […]

House Apologizes; Jim Crow, Slavery

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House on Tuesday issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws. “Today represents a milestone in our nation’s efforts to remedy the ills of our past,” said Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich., chairwoman of […]

House Apologizes; Sins of the Past

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House on Tuesday issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws. “Today represents a milestone in our nation’s efforts to remedy the ills of our past,” said Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich., chairwoman of […]