lynching

Our Ugly History

What's going on in America with regards to the killing of black men for pretty petty crimes so often now really reminds me of the old days of lynchings. In those days, the white folks in town played judge, jury, and executioner of a great many black folks who they had accused of some crime or another. They didn't get a trial.

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Ida B. Wells: American Progressive Hero

            As progressives, we can commemorate Black History Month by celebrating the lives of some of the African American progressives who have worked to bring equality to America. In 1976, February was officially designated by the U.S. Government as Black History Month. Black History Month was an idea of African American historian, Carter Godwin Woodson, who designated the second week of February, to celebrate the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas, as Black History Week. Mr.

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