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The North’s Jim Crow

Andrew W. Kahrl, an associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Virginia, provides examples of preventing beach access to brown and black people to illustrate how town’s in the North use “quality of life” laws to…

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“Buried Truths” podcast

In “Buried Truths,” a six-episode podcast, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Hank Klibanoff dramatically narrates the case of Isaiah Nixon, an African American man killed for voting in Georgia in 1948.  The program grew out of a class, Georgia Civil…

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The Rise & Fall of Jim Crow, February 25, 2018

On Sunday, February 25, 4-6:30 pm at the ACME Screening Room, 25 S. Union St., Lambertville, NJ, “Terror and Triumph,” the 4th episode of “The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow,” will be screened.  It examines the surge of black…

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‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ explores the little-known terror campaign against black women

In her speech at the 2018 Golden Globes Award Ceremony, Oprah Winfrey referenced Recy Taylor.  In this review, Soraya Nadia McDonald relates Taylor’s story and that of other women, drawn from the book At the Dark End of the Street: Black…

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Film Screening of “Rosenwald,” November 27, 2017

“Rosenwald,” by Aviva Kempner, is a documentary about how Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler who rose to head Sears, partnered with Booker T. Washington to build 5,400 Southern schools in African American communities in the…

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