Aime Ruffner recalled helping her 14-year-old brother, George Stinney Jr., graze the family cow one day in March 1944 in the tiny South Carolina town of Alcolu, deep in the Jim Crow South.
George Stinney was 14 years old when he was arrested in Jim Crow South Carolina for allegedly killing two white girls, convicted, and put to death in less than three months in 1944. A judge in South Carolina has vacated Stinney’s conviction after a years-long effort by Stinney’s family, who says police beat a confession out of the boy. Show More Summary
J esse Jackson has his eye on some of the largest tech companies in the United States, and he has no intentions of ending the staredown until hiring practices he compares to segregation are ended. Today, Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition...Show More Summary
It shares a name with a song about lynching in the Jim Crow South. A Texas-based hospitality public relations firm has come under fire because of its name. According to the Washington Post, Twitter users tore into the company Strange...Show More Summary
The disinformation, Jim Crow beliefs and overall conservative dren spewed by Fox & Friends and especially Steve Doocy is nauseating to say the least. Conservative pugilists like him seem to forget that voting is a right for All Americans, not just the few they think are worthy of it. Show More Summary
On Wednesday morning, the hosts of Fox News’ morning show Fox & Friends agreed that anyone who wants to vote in the U.S. should have to pass a test about American History to demonstrate that they are at least minimally cognizant of the issues they are voting on. “We have talked...
From the December 3 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Previously: These Fox Figures' Suggestions For Best Voting Practices Sound Similar To Jim Crow Laws Right-Wing Media Discourage Young Women From Voting The People Conservative Media Don't Want To Vote
Most white people brought up on the antiseptic version of American history think of racial injustice in the South (always in "the South," not anywhere else) as enacted by "the Klan" via lynching: black men dragged out of jail to be murdered. Show More Summary
Jarrett Neal reflects on the heartbreak and alcoholism that so often attended black men from "the Jim Crow South" in this searing poem. The post Night Train appeared first on The Good Men Project.
“Civil rights” figures decided long ago that the only fair outcome would be indictment. But that was driven by ideology, not facts.
For the next two grim years, it's gonna be Jim Crow, Dixiecrats and the Confederate secession all over again in America -- except that apparently no one is going to stand up and fight for American democracy this time. You can just bet that no court in the land is going to be brave enough throw that fraudulent election out. Show More Summary
PRI Earlier this month, scientists gathered at Tuskegee University in Alabama to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of George Washington Carver, a modern-day Renaissance man. Carter revolutionized farming in the American South; he was a painter, singer, piano teacher and educator. Show More Summary
A little over a year ago, New York Rep. Charlie Rangel caught some flack after comparing the Tea Party with “the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police” in the Jim Crow era in a Daily Beast interview.
Parks' resulting work appeared in a 26-photo spread in [Life] magazine. "The Restraints: Open and Hidden" stood out among photography of the era because it used color photos to document the day-to-day impact of Jim Crow segregation on...Show More Summary
The Pentagon is enamored in a backlash for the addition of a word that was commonly used during the Jim Crow and Civil Rights era. A new document surfaced that reveals the U.S. Army approved the use of the word “Negro” when describing a person of color: black or African American soldiers and personnel. Show More Summary
Saying Yehuda Glick is dedicated to Jewish access in the Old City is like saying the KKK is dedicated to the well-being of white people -- Jim Crow in the
After seeing a TomDispatch book review in the spring of 2010, on Michelle Alexander's then-new book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and spending that summer digging a little deeper, while serving as...Show More Summary
The Republican Party’s latest defense of Jim Crow can be seen in its bogus “Interstate Crosscheck” pseudo-software: Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk. Already, tens of thousands have [...]
Bill Haslam and his army of neo-fascist supporters are trying to get rid of the biggest stumbling block to the Koch plan of returning education in the state to the Jim Crow Era. Her name is Gloria Johnson, and she is one a handful of principled and sensible legislators in the entire state. Show More Summary
"This is no different from Jim Crow, it's just a new form of it." The post Ohio May Disenfranchise Voters For Technical Errors appeared first on ThinkProgress.