Monthly Archives: August 2017

Black Farm Workers Protest Housing Discrimination in 1941

“We demand, by this petition, that the Farm Security Administration stand its ground and that these 80 homes in question be given to Colored as was the plan in the beginning.” In my last post I highlighted the fact that … Continue reading

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A Historical Glimpse of White Supremacy in Missouri

The recent events in Charlottesville, VA have put white nationalism and white supremacy at the center of many public conversations, at least for the moment.  People are calling it a “turning point,” although it remains to be seen whether that … Continue reading

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Starting Small

I was inspired to write this post when I sat down on my porch this morning to have coffee.  My intention was to enjoy a leisurely start to a relatively cool but humid Saturday morning here in North Carolina while … Continue reading

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