February 15, 1804 ~ New Jersey passed gradual emancipation act, becoming the last Northern state to abolish slavery.
February 14, 1945 ~ All-white grand jury refused to indict any of the six white med accused of raping Mrs. Recy Taylor in Abbeville, Alabama; they are never prosecuted.
Why are black people still fighting for civil rights in america? Between 1492 and 1820 10 million people entered the “new wold” and about 7.7 million were enslaved Africans. Noble-status = living with out the need to work Mestizos – person of mixed origin (Spanish colonizers could marry ingenious or African legally by 1514) (childrenContinue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 3”
February 13, 1960 ~Nashville students launched sit-in demonstrations to demand an end to racial segregation at lunch counters; Fisk University student Diane Nash emerges as a leader and joins the Freedom Rides in 1961.
February 12, 1901 ~After having rejected it in 1865, Delaware ratified Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery. February 12, 1809 – Abraham Lincoln was born. Lincoln was the nation’s sixteenth president, leading the country from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865, a little over a month into his second term. He piloted the countryContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”
February 11, 1906 ~Bunk Richardson, a black man, was lynched by a white mob in Gadsden, Alabama, terrorized the black community and forced his relatives to abandon their businesses and leave town.
February 10, 1915 ~ The Birth of a Nation premiered this week in Los Angeles; with white supremacist themes and white actors in blackface, the hit film celebrating the KKK was screened in the White House by President Woodrow Wilson.
February 9, 1960 ~ A bomb exploded at the home of Carlotta Walls, the youngest of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, three years prior.
February 8, 1968 ~ White state troopers fired into a crowd of African American students at South Carolina State College, killing three and injuring 28, after students attempted to desegregate a bowling alley.
February 7, 1904 ~A black man named Luther Holberg and an unidentified black woman are tortured, mutilated, and burned alive in front of 600 picnicking white spectators in Doddsville, Mississippi.