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Sun, 04.04.2021

The Omaha Race Riot, a brief story (image may not be suitable for children)

*The Omaha race riot occurred on this date in 1919. This was a race riot episode in Omaha, Nebraska. It resulted in the lynching of Will Brown, a Black citizen; and the death of two white rioters. Three weeks before the riot, federal investigators had noted that “a clash was imminent owing to ill-feeling between […]

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Sun, 04.04.2021

The Longview Race Riot, a brief story

*The Longview race riot occurred on this date in 1919. This was a week episode of violent incidents in Longview, Texas. From July 10 and July 17, whites attacked Black areas of town, killed one Black man, and burned down several properties, including the houses of a black teacher and a doctor. It was one […]

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Mon, 29.03.2021

The Gippy Plantation built

*The Gippy Plantation is celebrated on this date in 1852.  This a historic plantation house located near Moncks Corner in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The main house is a 2-1/2 story Greek Revival frame structure, with a four-column gabled pediment at the center of its main facade. A fixture of the Antebellum South, the house was built by John Sims White.  […]

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Sun, 28.03.2021

Ida B. Wells Homes built

*On this date in 1939, The Ida B. Wells Homes are celebrated.  It was a Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) public housing project. It was located in the heart of the Bronzeville neighborhood of the city.   Named for Black journalist and newspaper editor Ida B. Wells, the housing project was constructed between 1939 and 1941 […]

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Fri, 26.03.2021

The National Conference on Lynching convenes

*On this date in 1919, the National Conference on Lynching took place in Carnegie Hall, New York City. The goal of the two-day conference was to pressure Congress to pass the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill. It was a project of the new NAACP, which in April released a report, Thirty Years of Lynching in the United […]

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Fri, 26.03.2021

Moore et al. v. Dempsey decided

*On this date in 1923, Moore et al. v. Dempsey was decided.  This was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled 6–2 that the defendants’ mob-dominated trials deprived them of due process guaranteed by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.  Moore v. Dempsey was the first case to come […]

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Fri, 26.03.2021

Reparations bill passed in Evanston, Illinois

*On this date in 2021, the Chicago suburb of Evanston became the first U.S. city to offer reparation money. This will go to Black residents whose families suffered lasting damage from decades of segregation and discriminatory practices.  The city council voted 8-1 to begin distributing $400,000 to eligible Black residents. This is through $25,000 grants […]

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Tue, 23.03.2021

The Lena O. Smith House is preserved

*On this date in 1991, the Lena O. Smith House was placed to the National Register of Historic Places.    This house in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States was owned by Lena O. Smith, was a prominent civil rights attorney. She graduated from William Mitchell College of Law (then the Northwestern College of Law) and graduated […]

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Tue, 23.03.2021

The Arthur and Edith Lee House preserved

*On this date in 2014, the Arthur and Edith Lee House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  a historic home located in the Field neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota.   In June 1931 the home was purchased by Arthur and Edith Lee, a Black couple. At the time the surrounding area was considered […]

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Mon, 22.03.2021

Grutter v. Bollinger decided

*Grutter v. Bollinger was decided on this date in 2003.  This was a landmark case of the Supreme Court of the United States concerning affirmative action in student admissions. The Court held that a student admissions process that favors “underrepresented minority groups” does not violate the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause so long as it […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

North of Dark North of Shango In kangaroo jungle of West Lost Dressed in hide of fox Dressed at last to kill Thirteen grains of sand Seven memories ... MEDICINE MAN by Calvin Hernton.
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