Civil Rights Class Week 5

More than 1,700 people who served in the U.S. Congress in the 18th, 19th and even 20th centuries owned human beings at some point in their lives, according to a Washington Post investigation of censuses and other historical records. When Congress voted on the 1820 Missouri Compromise, which prohibited the expansion of slavery in theContinue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 5”

Day in the History of Racial Injustice

February 23, 2020 ~Ahmaud Marquez Arbery (born May 8, 1994), a 25-year-old Black man, was murdered in Satilla Shores, a neighborhood near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia, United States. Arbery was jogging when three white men decided to pursue him: Travis McMichael and his father Gregory, who were armed and in one vehicle, and theirContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”

Civil Rights Class week 4

“Our system isn’t broken — it’s designed to do what it’s doing: produce measurable inequity.” [Gary Chambers, a candidate for the US Senate representing Louisiana, in his latest campaign video, “Scars and Bars,” in which he discusses the cruel and destructive legacy of the Confederacy and burns a Confederate flag] I am the American heartbreak—Continue reading “Civil Rights Class week 4”