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

Let’s talk about justice delayed in Alabama – Beau of the Fifth Column

Plessy v Ferguson and Segregation: Crash Course Black American History #21

The United States’ Constitution is not a very detailed document. It lays out the basic structure of government, and the details are filled in with legislation, and clarified and reinforced by court decisions. One of the most consequential Supreme Court decisions was the 1896 case of Plessy v Ferguson, which set the precedent that segregatingContinue reading “Plessy v Ferguson and Segregation: Crash Course Black American History #21”

Ida B. Wells: Crash Course Black American History #20

In this video, we’ll learn about the life story of journalist, orator, teacher, suffragette, and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Ida B. Wells made her name writing and speaking and working to improve the lives of Black Americans. She wrote for a number of outlets, and covered a wide array of issues.

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.

Civil Rights and the 1950s: Crash Course US History #39

In which John Green teaches you about the early days of the Civil Rights movement. By way of providing context for this, John also talks a bit about wider America in the 1950s. The 1950s are a deeply nostalgic period for many Americans, but there is more than a little idealizing going on here. TheContinue reading “Civil Rights and the 1950s: Crash Course US History #39”

Let’s talk about the Love America Act – Beau of the Fifth Column

Housing Discrimination: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver breaks down the long history of housing discrimination in the U.S., the damage it’s done, and, crucially, what we can do about it.

Ben Carson tells CPAC: Welfare ‘hurt Black communities’ more than slavery

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson suggested on Sunday that the modern U.S. government has undermined Black families more than legalized slavery ever did. Carson made the remarks during an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “When you look at what the Black community has been through,” Carson said, “go all theContinue reading “Ben Carson tells CPAC: Welfare ‘hurt Black communities’ more than slavery”

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