Tag Archives: Black History

Lamar W. Hankins : Sanitizing Black History Every February

Rosa Parks, agitator. Image from Jezebel.Sanitizing Black history every February Rosa Parks had a life-long history of activism against injustice, but school children are seldom told the true story about her life of agitation and struggle against oppression. By Lamar … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Sanitizing Black History Every February

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Bob Feldman : Socialism, Women’s Suffrage, and the NAACP in Texas, 1890-1920

Socialist Eugene V. Debs, top center, visited Texas Socialists. Photo courtesy of Marty Boswell, a descendent of E.O. Meitzen of Hallettsville, who helped organize the Farmers’ Alliance. Image from labordallas.org.The hidden history of Texas Part IX: 1890-1920/6 — Socialism, women’s … finish reading Bob Feldman : Socialism, Women’s Suffrage, and the NAACP in Texas, 1890-1920

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Papa Had a Brand New Bag

Papa had a brand new bag:James Brown was ‘The One’ By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | April 3, 2012 [The One: The Life and Music of James Brown, by RJ Smith (2012: Gotham); Hardcover; 464 pp.; $27.50l.] When … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Papa Had a Brand New Bag

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Bob Feldman : Segregation and Lynchings in Texas, 1890-1920

Unidentified African-American man lynched in Texas, 1910. Image from Legends of America.The hidden history of Texas Part IX: 1890-1920/1 — Segregation and lynchings in Texas By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / January 24, 2012 [This is the first … finish reading Bob Feldman : Segregation and Lynchings in Texas, 1890-1920

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BOOKS / Rick Ayers : Marable’s Malcolm Bio Hits and Misses

Malcolm X in 1964. Photo by Marion S. Trikosko for U.S. News & World Report / Wikimedia Commons.Malcolm X and the right of resistance:Dr. Marable’s book fills in gapsbut misses on Malcolm’s core vision By Rick Ayers / The Rag … finish reading BOOKS / Rick Ayers : Marable’s Malcolm Bio Hits and Misses

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BOOKS / Harry Targ : Remembering Malcolm and Manning

Image of Malcolm X, above, from The Daily Grind. Manning Marable from NewsOne.Remembering Malcolm and Manning Telling Malcolm X’s story was Marable’s way of advocating for fundamental social change in a deeply troubled world. By Harry Targ / The Rag … finish reading BOOKS / Harry Targ : Remembering Malcolm and Manning

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BOOKS / Paul Buhle : ‘Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder’

Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder:The Jack O’Dell Story By Paul Buhle / The Rag Blog / May 31, 2011 [Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder: The Freedom Movement Writings of Jack O’Dell, edited by Nikhil Pal Singh (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010), Hardcover; 298 … finish reading BOOKS / Paul Buhle : ‘Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder’

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John McMillian : For Manning Marable

Manning Marable. Photo by Mario Tama / Getty Images. Renowned African-American scholar, Dr. Manning Marable, 60, died April 1 of complications from pneumonia, three days before the publication of his long-awaited biography of Malcolm X, a book he had been … finish reading John McMillian : For Manning Marable

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Terry Townsend : John Coltrane and the Jazz Revolution

Trane photo used on jacket of The John Coltrane Quartet: Visit to Scandanavia. Image from Seattle Blogs.‘A force which is truly for good’:John Coltrane and the jazz revolution By Terry Townsend / October 7, 2010 “You can play a shoestring … finish reading Terry Townsend : John Coltrane and the Jazz Revolution

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Martin Luther King in the Age of Obama : Why We Can’t Wait

Martin Luther King, Jr., June 8, 1964. Photo by Walter Albertin / World Telegraph and Sun / Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons. Elections do not deliver social change:Reading Dr. King in the Age of Obama By Billy Wharton / … finish reading Martin Luther King in the Age of Obama : Why We Can’t Wait

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Bigotry Still Rules : The Special Suffering of Gay Americans

Civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin was fired from the Friendship for Reconciliation, a pacifist group, for being gay. The way anti-gay bigotry works is that a great deal of the violence and suffering is conducted away from the public eye. … finish reading Bigotry Still Rules : The Special Suffering of Gay Americans

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Tim Black, Barack Obama and all that Chicago Jazz

Chicago historian and activist Timuel D.(Tim)Black turned 90 with lots of jazz and a tribute from Barack Obama. This was also posted in Mike Klonsky’s blog, Small Talk, covering the Small Schools Workshop and its battles, a place where a … finish reading Tim Black, Barack Obama and all that Chicago Jazz

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