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Thu, 23.09.2021

Belize Gains Independence From Britain

*On this date in 1981, Belize gained independence from Britain. The History of Belize dates back thousands of years. The Maya civilization spread into the area of Belize between 1500 BC to 1200 BC and flourished until about 1000 AD. Several Maya ruin sites reflect the advanced civilization and much denser population of that period. […]

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Thu, 23.09.2021

‘Silent Sam’, Confederate Monument, a story

*Silent Sam is affirmed on this date in 1913. This was a confederate monument located on the campus of the University of North Carolina.  This bronze statue of a confederate soldier was created by Canadian sculptor John A. Wilson, which stood on the historic McCorkle Place of the University campus. This location has been described […]

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Tue, 21.09.2021

Black Student Acquitted for Fighting to Defend His Race

*On this date in 2008, a teenage Black student was acquitted of felony second-degree assault in his school. Randall Nelson broke the jaw of a white schoolmate who taunted him with racial slurs in their Steamboat spring Colorado Middle School. It took 40 minutes for the all-white jury in Steamboat Springs to reach a verdict. […]

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Tue, 21.09.2021

The Tallahassee Bus Boycott Begins

*On this date in 1956, the Tallahassee bus boycott began. This was a citywide boycott in Tallahassee, Florida that sought to end racial segregation in the employment and seating arrangements of city transit. In the Jim Crow South, not only were buses segregated, with white riders at the front and black ones in the back, if there […]

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Fri, 17.09.2021

Ernest Avants, Segregationist, and Murderer born

*Ernest Avants is acknowledged on this date in 1932.  He was a white-American segregationist, and murderer. He was the reputed Ku Klux Klansman convicted in a 1966 murder that prosecutors say was part of a failed plot to assassinate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Avants was convicted for his role in the murder of Ben Chester […]

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Mon, 13.09.2021

Robben Island, South African Prison, a story

*Robben Island is affirmed on this date in 1448. Robben Island is a roughly oval landmass is an island in Table Bay, 4.3 mi west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, north of Cape Town, South Africa. It is former maximum-security prison used by Dutch and British colonizers during the apartheid regime. It takes its name […]

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Mon, 13.09.2021

The Rivonia Trial (South Africa) Begins

*On this date in 1963, the Rivonia Trial in South Africa began. The Rivonia Trial led to the imprisonment of the accused who were convicted of sabotage and sentenced to life at the Palace of Justice, Pretoria. Charges were:  · Recruiting persons for training in the preparation and use of explosives and guerrilla warfare for […]

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Mon, 13.09.2021

The South African Treason Trial Begins

*On this date in 1956, the South Africa Treason trial began.  This Treason Trial was a prosecution in Johannesburg in which 156 mostly Black citizens were arrested in a raid and accused of treason in South Africa. On December 5, of that year, the South African Police’s Security Branch raided and arrested 140 people from […]

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Sun, 12.09.2021

Swaziland Gains Independence from Britain

*On this date in 1968, Swaziland gained its independence from Britain.   This was another step for African countries’ self-rule after the white European invasion resulting from the Berlin Conference of 1884.  Following the 1967 elections, Swaziland was a protected state until independence was regained the following year. Following the elections of 1973, the constitution […]

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Sun, 12.09.2021

South Africa’s First Immorality Act is Imposed

*On this date in 1927, South Africa’s first Immorality Act was issued. This was the title of acts of the Parliament of South Africa which prohibited, amongst other things, sexual relations between white people and people of other races until amended first in 1950. Part of the Apartheid regime was installed to prohibit sex between […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

The sale began-young girls were there, Defenseless in their wretchedness, Whose stifled sobs of deep despair Revealed their anguish and distress. And Mothers stood with streaming eyes, And saw their dearest children... THE SLAVE AUCTION by Frances E. W. Harper.
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