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Ending 50 Years of Silence About Mississippi’s Freedom Summer – Ellen Ann Fentress – The Atlantic June 21, 2014

Ending 50 Years of Silence About Mississippi's Freedom Summer – Ellen Ann Fentress – The Atlantic.

 

Franklin McCain — one of ‘Greensboro Four’ — dies – CNN.com January 20, 2014

Franklin McCain — one of 'Greensboro Four' — dies – CNN.com.

 

Voter Literacy Test from the 1960’s July 5, 2013

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This test was supposed to be given to all voters who could not prove they had at least a 5th grade education, yet apparently it was only given to the black voters. Curious, eh?

 

I got a headache after the first few questions. This thing is ridiculous and purposely confusing. You can’t even read through it in 10 minutes, let alone provide a correct, coherent answer!

   
   

LITERACY TEST 1 - SML

   

LITERACY TEST 2 - SML

   

LITERACY TEST 3 - SML

   

(Source: The Vault)

   

 

How Memorial Day Was Stripped of Its African-American Roots | Dominion of New York May 26, 2013

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, a tradition initiated by former slaves to celebrate emancipation and commemorate those who died for that cause.

via How Memorial Day Was Stripped of Its African-American Roots | Dominion of New York.

 

It is 2013, right? April 30, 2013

   

*Today’s NaPoWriMo poem was inspired by the following situation:

 

On Saturday, April 27, 2013 held its first integrated prom. Not the first prom ever; apparently they’ve done prom for years. First integrated prom. Ever. Up until then there was a black prom and a white prom. The kids all attend school together, but you know prom just has to be separate because, well, um … you know … um, er …

 


*crickets*

 

Actually one City Council member said the separation had nothing to do with race; it was based on different tastes in music and dance. Um, yeah right.

 

 

BULLSHIT

 

 

Since the proms weren’t actually segregated by the school, nobody’s breaking the law. What law, you ask? You know that little teeny tiny insignificant Brown v. Board of Ed thingy. I mean, my gosh that whole “separate but equal” kerfuffle is from ages ago. Who the hell can remember any of that?

 

The proms have been privately sponsored by parents, by invitation only. Now apparently the black prom was open to everybody but the paleface version was not. But you know, tradition and all. Tradition.

 

And different dancing styles. Nope – still not buying it.

 


 

bullshit (2)

   
   

Integrated Prom In Wilcox County In Georgia Deemed A Success (VIDEO)

A Racial Divide Closes as Students Step Up

‘White’ prom still takes place in Wilcox County

Black prom; white prom

Prom Night in Mississippi on wiki

Lifetime TV’s For One Night: Do segregrated proms still really exist?

Separate but equal on wiki

Separate But Equal?: The Road to Brown

Brown v. Board of Education on wiki

Civil Rights Act of 1964

   

 

Preach October 19, 2012

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50 years ago today: Ruby Bridges’ court-ordered integrated of New Orleans schools November 14, 2010

THE PROBLEM WE ALL LIVE WITH - Norman Rockwell

Original article

Ruby Bridges at wikipedia

Official site for Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges Foundation

Presidents Citizens Medal

Norman Rockwell

Barbara Henry

Ruby Bridges on IMDB

 

 
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