Let’s talk about Fred Gray, Alabama, and a new south – Beau of the Fifth Column

Why Are There SO Many Confederate Monuments? – Origin of Everything

Origin of Everything takes a field trip to Washington, D.C. and explores the painful history and legacy of America’s Civil War. Danielle looks at Confederate and Union Civil War monuments and what spurred their construction after the war.

The Roaring 20’s: Crash Course US History #32

In which John Green teaches you about the United States in the 1920s. They were known as the roaring 20s, but not because there were lions running around everywhere. In the 1920s, America’s economy was booming, and all kinds of social changes were in progress. Hollywood, flappers, jazz, there was all kinds of stuff goingContinue reading “The Roaring 20’s: Crash Course US History #32”

Two Florida teens accused of planning a Columbine-style school shooting

The two boys were charged with conspiracy to commit a mass shooting at a middle school in Lehigh Acres, about 15 miles east of Fort Myers, authorities said. Two teenagers were arrested Thursday after authorities said they plotted to commit a mass shooting at a Florida middle school. The 13- and 14-year-old boys were chargedContinue reading “Two Florida teens accused of planning a Columbine-style school shooting”

Revealed: neo-Confederate group includes military officers and politicians

Leaked data shows other high-profile members have overlapping membership in more explicitly racist or violent groups Leaked membership data from the neo-Confederate Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) organization has revealed that the organization’s members include serving military officers, elected officials, public employees, and a national security expert whose CV boasts of “Department of Defense SecretContinue reading “Revealed: neo-Confederate group includes military officers and politicians”

Political artist John Sims detained, handcuffed by S.C. police in his gallery apartment

“While I am very glad to be alive I know many have never made it out alive,” John Sims tells theGrio. A Black artist in Columbia, South Carolina was held at gunpoint, handcuffed and detained by police officers who thought he was an intruder in his own apartment and art gallery. Artist and activist John Sims —Continue reading “Political artist John Sims detained, handcuffed by S.C. police in his gallery apartment”

Amazon Shuts Down A Construction Site In Connecticut After A 7th Noose Is Found

Amazon has closed a massive construction site for a new warehouse in Connecticut after a seventh noose was found there. The latest noose was found hanging from a beam during a lunch break on Wednesday, Windsor Police Chief Donald Melanson said at a press conference. “We are working on it, we do have some leadsContinue reading “Amazon Shuts Down A Construction Site In Connecticut After A 7th Noose Is Found”

How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history

The United Daughters of the Confederacy altered the South’s memory of the Civil War. The United Daughters of the Confederacy was a significant leader of the “Lost Cause,” an intellectual movement that revised history to look more favorably on the South after the American Civil War. They were women from elite antebellum families that usedContinue reading “How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history”

Mississippi governor forces Confederate Heritage Month on voters who rejected racist flag

In 2020, Mississippi residents voted to replace the Confederate design on their state flag. Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on April 7 issued a proclamation honoring the pro-slavery Confederacy, declaring April 2021 as “Confederate Heritage Month” in the state. The proclamation claims that the month is to “honor all who lost their lives in this war” andContinue reading “Mississippi governor forces Confederate Heritage Month on voters who rejected racist flag”

Florida’s Neo-Confederate Republicans intend to stifle voter turnout | Fred Grimm

It would be easier to believe that Republican lawmakers intend to fix the problems that corrupted Florida’s last election if Florida’s last election had actually been corrupted. It would be easier to believe their meddling with the electoral process was unsullied by racist motives if the legislation wasn’t sponsored by Dennis Baxley. Sen. Baxley hasContinue reading “Florida’s Neo-Confederate Republicans intend to stifle voter turnout | Fred Grimm”

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