Day in the History of Racial Injustice

In this image made from video provided by Delane Gordon, a police officer in Collegedale, Tenn., is seen before he fires a stun gun at Gordon on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Gordon, a food delivery driver, began recording his traffic stop for speeding and asked to see the officer’s supervisor. Gordon’s attorney, Ryan Wheeler, says Gordon is facing additional charges of resisting arrest and obstruction of justice. Police have so far not identified the officer. (Delane Gordon via AP)

March 10, 2022 ~ A Collegedale, Tennessee police officer fired his stun gun at a Black food delivery man, Delane Gordon, who had begun recording his traffic stop for speeding and asked to see the officer’s supervisor, video footage shows. Gordon has no prior criminal record, never posed a threat to the officer and was respectful throughout the exchange.

March 10, 1865 – During the Civil War, Confederate forces in South Carolina hung a teenage enslaved Black woman named Amy Spain for aiding the Union Army. Spain was captured and charged with “treason and conduct unbecoming a slave” by a Confederate military tribunal.

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