Tag Archives: African-American History

Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

My specific proposal is to include explicit curriculum in our schools to teach the truth of our past. Seventy-seven years ago, civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” to illuminate the horrors of … finish reading Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

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Harry Hurt III :
Let us now praise famous men: Remembering Mickey Leland, and opening the door to Cuba

My dear friend, the late Houston congressman Mickey Leland, once declared: ‘I am as much a citizen of the world as I am of this country.’ By Harry Hurt III | The Rag Blog | January 7, 2015 “Hello, Harry. … finish reading Harry Hurt III :
Let us now praise famous men: Remembering Mickey Leland, and opening the door to Cuba

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : RGIII Is Trending with Muhammad Ali

Robert Griffin III. Photo courtesy of Muhammad Ali Center. Image from The Nation. What did RGIII learn atthe Muhammad Ali Center? The social-media-savvy RGIII tweeted, ‘What Ali stood for and the way he expressed it from the boxing ring to … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : RGIII Is Trending with Muhammad Ali

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Bob Feldman : More African-Americans Enter Texas Politics, Prisons, 1974-1995

Hoe squad from Texas’ Clemens Unit in early 1970s. Photo from Texas Prison Museum. The hidden history of Texas Part 14: 1974-1995/1 — More African-Americans in politics, prison By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | April 30, 2013 [This … finish reading Bob Feldman : More African-Americans Enter Texas Politics, Prisons, 1974-1995

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Bob Feldman : African-Americans and Institutional Racism in Texas, 1954-1973

Barbara Jordan was elected to the Texas State Legislature in 1966. The hidden history of Texas Part 13: 1954-1973/3 — African-Americans elected to office but institutional racism continues By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | April 17, 2013 [This … finish reading Bob Feldman : African-Americans and Institutional Racism in Texas, 1954-1973

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FILM / Dave Zirin : ’42’ is Jackie Robinson’s Bitter Pill

  A Review of ’42’:Jackie Robinson’s bitter pill This was a man tortured by the fact that his own experience was used as a cudgel against building a public, fighting movement against racial injustice. By Dave Zirin | The Rag … finish reading FILM / Dave Zirin : ’42’ is Jackie Robinson’s Bitter Pill

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Mike Davis : Christopher Dorner and the Exterminating Angels

“Exterminating angel” overlooking a Gothic cemetery in Comillas, Cantabria. Image from Nitehawk Hatched. Exterminating angels If Dorner had been standing on a skyscraper ledge or holding Rupert Murdoch hostage, the world might have paid more attention to the injustices that … finish reading Mike Davis : Christopher Dorner and the Exterminating Angels

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : The Panthers and ‘Black Against Empire’

Black Against Empire:The legacy of the Black Panther Party “We didn’t preach to the people, we worked with them.” — Former Black Panther Mumia Abu Jamal By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | February 12, 2013 [Black against Empire: … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : The Panthers and ‘Black Against Empire’

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Bob Feldman : Race, Unions, and the Booming Texas Oil Business, 1920-1930

Burkburnett oil field, Burkburnett, Texas, circa 1920. Image from Texas in the 1920s.The hidden history of Texas Part 10: 1920-1930/2 — Race, exploitation of workers, and the booming oil business By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | December 27, … finish reading Bob Feldman : Race, Unions, and the Booming Texas Oil Business, 1920-1930

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Bob Feldman : Disenfranchising Black Voters in Texas, 1890-1920

Poll Tax Receipt, January 30, 1908; digital image from the University of North Texas Libraries.The hidden history of Texas Part IX: 1890-1920/3 — Disenfranchising black voters in Texas By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / February 28, 2012 [This … finish reading Bob Feldman : Disenfranchising Black Voters in Texas, 1890-1920

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