The Ghosts of Elaine, Arkansas, 1919 | NY Books

Jerome Karabel, NY Books Elaine Massacre defendants Ed Hicks, Frank Hicks, Frank Moore, J. C. Knox, Ed Coleman, and Paul Hall. Scipio A. Jones, the group’s counsel, stands to the left. Source: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Central Arkansas Library System. Featured Image n America’s bloody history of racial violence, the little-known Elaine Massacre in…

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It took 10 minutes to convict 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. It took 70 years after his execution to exonerate him. | The Washington Post

Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post George Stinney Jr was executed in 1944 for the murder of two white girls. (Reuters). Featured Image n March 1944, deep in the Jim Crow South, police came for 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. His parents weren’t at home. His little sister was hiding in the family’s chicken coop behind the…

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The Woman Who Beat The Klan | The New York Times

Jesse Kornbluth, The New York Times About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or…

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Woman seeks $1.5M in damages from neo-Nazi website founder | The Baltimore Sun

Michael Kunzelman, The Baltimore Sun first black woman to serve as American University’s student government president is seeking more than $1.5 million in court-ordered damages against a neo-Nazi website operator who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her. In a court filing Monday, Taylor Dumpson’s attorneys asked a federal judge in Washington for a default…

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