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Kerwin Webb: Equal Justice Initiative Historical Marker in Eatontown, January 29, 2020

On Wednesday, January 29, 6:30-8:30 PM at the award-winning program “Let’s Talk About Race” at the Red Bank Public Library, 84 W. Front St., Red Bank, Kerwin Webb of the Greater Red Bank NAACP will present a program on efforts by…

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‘No Longer Forgotten’: Ohio Students Have Headstone Made for Black Settlers

“A group of eighth graders found two unmarked cemetery plots where black inhabitants were buried. They placed a plaque on the graves this week to remember the families. . . . They did not know the families interred. Nor were…

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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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Touring the Deep South, Where the Confederacy Is Set in Stone

Journalists John Eligon and Trymaine Lee recently toured Southern states to take a measure of attitudes toward preserving the history of the Confederacy and slavery.  Among those interviewed were descendants of enslavers, including Jefferson Davis, and enslaved.  Opinions expressed include:…

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The spot where Emmett Till’s body was found is marked by this sign. People keep shooting it up.

“[I]t took 52 years for historical markers to be erected at locations related to the teenager’s death, which galvanized the civil rights movement after the acquittal. And now, at the spot marking where Till’s body was pulled from the river,…

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