January 6, 1959 ~Richard and Mildred Loving plead guilty to violating Virginia las against interracial marriage and received one-year sentences in prison unless they leave the state for 25 years. January 6, 2021 ~ A day when American democracy died a little. Trump had lost, but he had also won – the “big lie” hadContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”
January 05, 1923 ~ A mob of over 200 white men attacked the Black community in Rosewood, Florida, killing over 30 Black women, men, and children, burning the town to the ground, and forcing all survivors to permanently flee Rosewood.
January 4, 1876 ~ Mississippi “pig law” passed to punish farm animal theft with 5 years in prison and to allow the state to lease prisoners to private employees. January 4, 2008 ~ A SWAT team kicked in the door at the Lima, Ohio, home of Tarika Wilson, 24, shot and killed her while sheContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”
January 03, 1895 ~ Nineteen Hopi leaders were imprisoned on Alcatraz Island for opposing government assimilation efforts, which included confining farming to plots and forcibly enrolling Hopi children in boarding schools. The leaders were imprisoned for a year.
January 1, 1863 ~ President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery except in non-rebelling or occupied states like Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky and parts of Louisiana. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” Although Lincoln personally opposed human enslavement, he did notContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”