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A brief history of the enduring phony science that perpetuates white supremacy | The Washington Post

Michael E. Ruane, The Washington Post People explore the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post), Featured Image mysterious and chronic sickness had been afflicting slaves for years, working its way into their minds and causing them to flee from their plantations. Unknown in medical literature, its troubling symptoms were familiar to masters and overseers, especially in the South, where hundreds of enslaved people ran from captivity every year. On March 12, 1851, the noted physician Samuel A. Cartwright reported to the Medical Association of Louisiana that he had identified the malady […]

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The Bible was used to justify slavery. Then Africans made it their path to freedom. | The Washington Post

Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post the Rev. Jaymes Robert Moody takes his pulpit to preach, sometimes he pictures the graveyard — that is where his congregation was born. It was called Georgia Cemetery, named, he has been told, for the place the enslaved were stolen from before being sent to work the fields in Huntsville, Ala. The graveyard was where they buried their loved ones. It was there they could gather in private. It was there where they could worship a God who offered not only salvation, but the thing they sought most — the promise of freedom. That graveyard, […]

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She Survived a Slave Ship, the Civil War and the Depression. Her Name Was Redoshi. | The New York Times

Sandra E. Garcia, The New York Times Redoshi, who was known as Sally Smith after she became enslaved, with her husband, called Uncle Billy or Yawith. Credit via Shirley Quarles, Featured Image has long been believed that a man named Cudjo Lewis was the last living survivor of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the United States. Now a researcher at Newcastle University in Britain says she has discovered testimony from someone who may have lived even longer — a woman named Redoshi. The new findings, published last week in the journal Slavery & Abolition, are likely to be subject to […]

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America doesn’t need another apology for slavery, but atonement | Dallas News

Joyce King, Contributor, Dallas News History Month, 2019, has been a sobering reality check for millions of white Americans who are expressing shock and outrage at everything from elected officials donning blackface to a beloved movie star’s admission he once wanted to take revenge on a random black man. America does not need another apology for slavery. Any substance from such feel-good moments evaporates before the ink on the proclamation can dry. America would benefit more from a comprehensive history lesson on why an apology was deemed necessary in the first place. I mean, why say “sorry” for something millions […]

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Black men got the right to vote in 1870. This ex-slave’s son was the 1st to cast a ballot. | NJ.Com The election was a vote on whether to revise the existing charter of the town or to abandon it in favor of creating a new township. Peterson voted to revise the charter, which won 230 votes to 63.

The election was a vote on whether to revise the existing charter of the town or to abandon it in favor of creating a new township. Peterson voted to revise the charter, which won 230 votes to 63.

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