Category : Culture

Lifestyle / Culture - 6 days ago

Who Was Jim Crow?

nationalgeographic.com - In 1944, the Detroit chapter of the NAACP held a mock-funeral for him. In 1963, participants in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom symbolically buried him. Racial discrimination existed thr…Tweeted by @coachtodaro h...

Lifestyle / Culture - 6 days ago

Balancing the Ledger on Juneteenth

theatlantic.com - Amid the wreckage of Reconstruction, the sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois wrote Black Reconstruction in America, a celebration of freedom demanded and claimed, and a lamentation of the collapse of an era…Tweeted by @shakespearelovr http...

Lifestyle / Culture - 1 week ago

How the History of Blackface Is Rooted in Racism

history.com - Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images The portrayal of blackface–when people darken their skin with shoe polish, greasepaint or burnt cork and paint on enlarged lips and other exaggerated f…Tweeted by @MicheleDuffy18 https://t...

Lifestyle / Culture - 1 week ago

Washington Post

washingtonpost.com - Civil War re-enactors Lt. James Hayes, from left, Samuel Stephenson and Marvin-Alonzo Greer participate in a Juneteenth celebration at the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum in Atlanta in 2014. (…Tweeted by @araorun https://t...

Lifestyle / Culture - 1 week ago

It Matters Who You See in Outdoor Media

outsideonline.com - There’s a personal story I’ve told many times about my experience of being African American in the great outdoors. Back in the late 1990’s I used to live in Bellingham, Washington. One afternoon, I w…Tweeted by @RaeWynnGrant https...

Lifestyle / Culture - 1 week ago

Healing and Reconciliation – Platform

platformwomen.org - June 19th, 2019 marked 154 years of the oldest national celebration of the end to slavery in the United States- Juneteenth. On June 19th, 1865, two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipa…Tweeted by @PlatformWomen http...

Lifestyle / Culture - 1 week ago

The Long-Lasting Legacy of the Great Migration

smithsonianmag.com - In 1963, the American mathematician Edward Lorenz, taking a measure of the earth’s atmosphere in a laboratory that would seem far removed from the social upheavals of the time, set forth the theory t…Tweeted by @SharonGibson3 htt...

Lifestyle / Culture - 1 week ago

Code Switch Book Club, Summer 2019

npr.org - A few of the great books that our listeners recommend for summer reading. So, Fam: We asked you to suggest good summer reads, and boy, did you respond! Big thanks to everyone who sent thoughts on boo…Tweeted by @2040Books https://twitter.co...