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When a Lynching Memorial Becomes a Photo Opportunity

William C. Anderson’s essay is “A reflection on the commodification of Jim Crow’s violence through public memorials. It’s imperative for those paying respects to understand and interrogate civil rights museums, memorials, and any other commemorations of Black struggles against oppression…

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Howard students wore nooses in the 1930s as part of a protest effort. Now, these UNC students do, too.

 Susan Svrluga describes how a protest against lynching by Howard University students in the 1930s set an example for University of North Carolina protesting the statue on campus known as Silent Sam that honors the Confederacy.  To read the article,…

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Princeton University Honors Diverse Community Members

Princeton University announced plans to honor graduates, faculty, and formerly enslaved persons associated with the school.  They will name “a publicly accessible garden between Firestone Library and Nassau Street for Betsey Stockton and the easternmost arch in East Pyne Hall…

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Commemoration of Selma, Protest in Madison, Wisconsin

President Obama spoke at the 50th anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday and the attack on marchers attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama, demanding the right to vote.  A couple of days earlier, in Madison, Wisconsin, marchers…

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