Civil Rights Class Week 7

History helps people feel they belong. This is why people can feel angry when history is reinterpreted or retold in ways that make them feel uncomfortable. And yet that is not always a bad thing, since so many comforting views of the past are deeply flawed. History should not just exist to serve the present,Continue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 7”

Civil Rights Class Week 6

I forgot to post this before spring break. Southern novelist William Faulkner’s famous line saying “The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” is usually interpreted as a reflection on how the evils of our history continue to shape the present. But Faulkner also argued, equally accurately, that the past is “not even past”Continue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 6”

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”

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”

Notes from Audio Storytelling for Journalists Class Week 4

I am taking Audio storytelling for journalists: How to tell stories on podcasts, voice assistants, social audio, and beyond” from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin. These are my notes from the third week. How has your idea for an audio project evolved over the course?Continue reading “Notes from Audio Storytelling for Journalists Class Week 4”

Civil Rights Class Week 3

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”

Civil Rights Class Week 2

Click Link below to play graphic. https://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/1619-african-slavery-history-maps-routes-interactive-graphic/ Homework 1: Monday 31 Read 1664-1669 The Virginia Law on Baptism by Jemar Tisby Notes from reading: Black people remain the most Christian demographic in the United States yet Christianity is the “white man’s religion.” White Christians deliberately used religion to strengthen a racial caste system. 1667 VirginiaContinue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 2”

Civil Rights Class Week 1

As part of my personal growth in 2022, I am taking a civil rights class at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. The “Civil Rights Movement” refers to efforts toward achieving true equality for African Americans in all facets of society, but today the term “civil rights” is also used to describe the advancement ofContinue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 1”

Day in the History of Racial Injustice

January 24, 1954 ~ Milam and Roy Bryant, two white men from Mississippi who were acquitted in the 1955 kidnapping and murder of Emmett Louis Till, confessed in look magazine. The two killers were paid a reported $4,000 for their participation in the article. January 24, 1879 ~ A white mob in Clark County, Arkansas,Continue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”

Notes from Audio Storytelling for Journalists Class Week 1

I am taking Audio storytelling for journalists: How to tell stories on podcasts, voice assistants, social audio, and beyond” from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin. These are my notes from the first week. Anecdote ~ a short account of a particular incident or event, especiallyContinue reading “Notes from Audio Storytelling for Journalists Class Week 1”