Abby Zimet: America’s Right Wing Is Some Stoked To Erase Our Historical Sins
Biden: “Great nations don’t hide from their history. They acknowledge their past, both the triumphs and the tragedies.”
George Yancy: Ahmaud Arbery and the Ghosts of Lynchings Past
As a black man living in Georgia, I am all too aware of the state’s history of lynching.
Sandy Solomon: Amédé Ardoin
And now only his voice remains
as it cries through the needle scratch.
Across decades, that voice has entered
our voices: our style, our common despair.
Kazu Haga: Why we need to move closer to King’s understanding of nonviolence
When we use nonviolence to confront violence and injustice, we are not disturbing the peace, we are disturbing complacency. We are disturbing the normalization of violence.
Equal Justice Initiative: What was the Red Summer of 1919?
African American veterans returned home from World War I eager to continue the fight for freedom at home. Many black soldiers returned from the war with a newfound determination to … Continue reading →
Claude McKay: If We Must Die
If we must die, let it not be like hogsHunted and penned in an inglorious spot,While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,Making their mock at our accursèd lot.If … Continue reading →
Abby Zimet: A Dream Where Our Differences Are Erased
Improbably, we found a welcome break from MAGA-hatted punks and the debacle that is D.C. in Wichita, Kansas, where immigrant artists are breaking down barriers, celebrating disparate cultures, bringing together … Continue reading →
John Samuel Tieman: The Lynching Museum — A Pilgrimage
Truth and reconciliation are sequential. You can’t have reconciliation until you have truth. — Bryan Stevenson . On the 28 April 1836, the steamboat “Flora” docked in St. Louis. The … Continue reading →