Tag Archives: Slavery

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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Vikki Bynum :
Racial violence, history, and the debate over
the Confederate flag

The Confederate flag symbolizes a sanitized and historically inaccurate version of the Civil War. By Vikki Bynum | The Rag Blog | July 6, 2015 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s July 3, 2015, Rag Radio interview with Victoria Bynum about issues … finish reading Vikki Bynum :
Racial violence, history, and the debate over
the Confederate flag

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCASTS | Listen to Rag Radio interviews with Chris Tomlinson and David Bacon

Award-winning journalist Tomlinson discusses his acclaimed new book, ‘Tomlinson Hill,’ and photojournalist Bacon addresses the role of U.S. policies in causing the current immigration crisis. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August 11, 2014 Journalist and author … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
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FILM / Jonah Raskin : ‘Django Unchained’ is Quentin Tarantino in Blackface

Django Unchained:Quentin Tarantino in Blackface At times, the movie seems like an advertisement for integration on the bounty hunting circuit, and for friendship between a black and a white man who both kill without compunction. By Jonah Raskin / The … finish reading FILM / Jonah Raskin : ‘Django Unchained’ is Quentin Tarantino in Blackface

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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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Thom Hartmann : The Second Amendment Was Ratified to Preserve Slavery

Slave patrols, under the direction of commissioned militia officers, enforced discipline on slaves in the antebellum South. Image from America’s Black Holocaust Museum.The Second Amendment wasratified to preserve slavery Every Southerner of the era knew the simple answer: Well-regulated militias … finish reading Thom Hartmann : The Second Amendment Was Ratified to Preserve Slavery

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Harry Targ : The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ of the Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation from Freedmen’s viewpoint. Illustration from Harper’s Weekly, 1865. Image from Wikimedia Commons.The Emancipation Proclamation:The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ The candidacy of President Obama in 2012 offers a continuation of the struggle for political rights against the most sustained racist assaults by … finish reading Harry Targ : The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ of the Emancipation Proclamation

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Bob Feldman : The Confederate State of Texas, 1846-1860

Between 12,000 and 15,000 Texas lost their lives in the Civil War. Painting from the Texas Civil War Museum.The hidden history of Texas Part VI: The Confederate State of Texas, 1860-1865 By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / October … finish reading Bob Feldman : The Confederate State of Texas, 1846-1860

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Lamar W. Hankins : Free Speech and the Texas Confederate License Plate

Speciality license plate proposed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Image from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.Texas Confederate Battle Flag:License plates, racism, and free speech By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / October 25, 2011 At first … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Free Speech and the Texas Confederate License Plate

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Bob Feldman : The Slave State of Texas, 1846-1860

Newspaper notice of runaway slave jailed in Bastrop County, Texas, 1855. Image from AfroTexan.com.The hidden history of Texas Part V: The Slave State of Texas, 1846-1860 By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / October 5, 2011 [This is Part … finish reading Bob Feldman : The Slave State of Texas, 1846-1860

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Bob Feldman : The Alamo and the Republic of Texas

Battle of the Alamo. Art via Son of the South.The hidden history of Texas Part 3: The 1827-1836 years under Mexican rule/2 By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / September 7, 2011 [This is the second segment of Part … finish reading Bob Feldman : The Alamo and the Republic of Texas

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Bob Feldman : Hidden History: Slavery in ‘Coahuila y Tejas’

Mexico in 1825, including the state of Coahuila y Tejas. Image from Wikimedia Commons. The hidden history of Texas Part 3: The 1827-1836 years under Mexican rule By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / August 24, 2011 [This is … finish reading Bob Feldman : Hidden History: Slavery in ‘Coahuila y Tejas’

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