Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence

REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING ORGANIZED RACIAL VIOLENCE by Margaret M. Mulrooney, author of Race, Place, and Memory: Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina As a historian, I’m amazed by the correlations between today’s political climate and that of a century ago. Voter suppression and fraud? Check. Intense political partisanship? Check. Paramilitary violence against civilians, intensified white supremacist activity, … Continue reading Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence

A Sad Chapter of Black History: Lynching in America

*This post contains vivid imagery beftting its topic and may not be suitable for more gentle readers. By W. Jason Miller, author of Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture We deserve to be heard when we’ve listened first.  Black History Month provides an opportunity to hear about the subject of lynching.  Lynching challenges many listeners’ … Continue reading A Sad Chapter of Black History: Lynching in America