Tag:Slavery

Trump's weird rant praising Robert E. Lee is about changing history

Robert E. Lee has always been the focus of much Southern love. He’s been praised as a god among men by many conservative writers who...

How progressives talk about July 4 and our national history in the post-Trump presidency era

I always enjoy Meteor Blades’ post about July 4, which highlights Frederick Douglass' iconic speech, "The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro," delivered...

Before Frederick Douglass became Lincoln's thorn and partner, he ripped the bunting off July 4

Versions of this essay have appeared previously at Daily Kos. It concludes with excerpts from Frederick Douglass’s famous Independence Day speech delivered in Rochester,...

Juneteenth highlights the gap between rhetoric and reality about who’s actually ‘free’ in America

This story was originally published at Prism.  For two and a half years, enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, were both free and not free....

Texas’ 1836 Project is a big bag of BS, and we all know everything’s bigger in Texas

The Republican Party’s war on democracy knows no bounds. With no policies and no meaningful solutions to the country’s problems to offer, conservatives have continued...

Juneteenth as a federal holiday is a victory for us. Don't dismiss it

As a descendant of enslaved people in the United States, including extended family members held in bondage in Galveston, Texas, I have been following...

The sad story of southern slave owners, as told in 8th grade history books

Gather around, children. I want to tell you a tale, a story of a nation divided. A story about a war of values in...

White SC manager Enslaves Black cook w 'intellectual disabilities' to work for 5 yrs without pay

Unbelievable! That some white supremacists in the Deep South pine for the days of slavery isn’t that surprising. That somebody would seek to enslave another person in...

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Insurrectionist Pauline Bauer Hauled Off To Jail Screaming "NO, I'm Not Going Back To Jail!"

Pauline Bauer is a piece of work, and it seems the justice system has had enough of her bullshit. ...
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Indiana county rejects $3 million health grant after COVID-19 conspiracy theories sway council vote

If ever there was a clear-cut demonstration of why the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been such a...

How communities are planning to ensure equitable vaccine access for children of color

by Umme Hoque This story was originally published at Prism. With COVID-19 vaccine availability for children under 12 years old now...

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