March 08, 1655 – Virginian Colony court ruled against John Casor, a black indentured servant who sued for his freedom after being forced to work past his term, and declared himself enslaved for life.
March 7, 2022 ~After 122 years of failure, a sudden, quiet success. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, a law that makes lynching a federal hate crime. The House passed the bill in February by a 410-3 vote. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden for his signature. The firstContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”
March 6, 1857 ~ U.S. Supreme Court in Dred Scott v. Sandford ruled that people of African descent cannot be U.S. citizens, are not protected by the Constitution, and have no standing to sue in federal courts.
March 05, 1842 ~ This week, Maryland law provided for punishment of up to 20 years in prison for Africa American found with an antislavery publication in their possession.
March 4, 1789 – The first U.S. Congress met for the first time, operating under the U.S. Constitution and cementing slavery, racism and injustice into existence. Most of the members of the 1789 congress were slave owners. The Constitution is racist, pro-slavery and reduced African-Americans to three-fifths of a (white) human being. The Congress isContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”
In Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia all in the voices are of women and the stories all center around women. The faculty book club at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts choose the book for their March selection. It is an intergenerational novel, centered around Jeannette, a young woman struggling with addiction, andContinue reading “Of Women and Salt”
March 03, 1991 ~ Los Angeles police beating of Rodney King was caught on tape. March 03, 1819 ~ Congress created federal program to “civilize” Native Americans.
When I have time, I enjoy hanging in classes at the Rivers School, in Weston, MA. This is 6th grade Latin. All sixth grade students are required to take Latin 6. This course uses the Cambridge Latin Course, Unit I, a text that offers a flexible, dynamic approach to studying Latin. From the outset, studentsContinue reading “Sixth Grade Latin”
March 2, 1807 ~ Congrss banned importation of enslaved people, effective January 1, 1808, but established no remedy for Africans illegally smuggled into the country after the enactment of the ban.
March 1, 1921 ~ Idaho bans marriage between Black and white people even though the state’s population is less than .02% African American.