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Sekuru Kaguvi: The African Leader Who Was Hanged for Leading a Rebellion Against the British in 1897

Sekuru Kaguvi was a prominent leader in the late 19th century in what is now Zimbabwe who was hanged for rebelling against the British during the First Chimurenga war in 1897.

Red Summer: Remembering the Tragic Massacres that Destabilized America’s Black Communities in 1919

The summer of 1919, often referred to as "Red Summer,", was a tumultuous period in American history, marked by a series of racially motivated riots, pogroms, and attacks that targeted Black communities across the United States.

Charleston Riot of 1919: The Time US Sailors Unleashed Chaos on African Americans

The Charleston riot of 1919 was one of several incidents of civil unrest that began in the American Red Summer, of 1919. The Summer consisted of terrorist attacks on black communities, and white oppression in over three dozen cities and counties in the US.

Ellenton Massacre: The Little Known Race Massacre That Targeted African Americans in 1876

The violence extended until September 21, 1876, leaving a tragic toll of fatalities, with the official record indicating between 25 and 30 black men killed. Shockingly, a New York Times article suggested that the death toll might have been as high as 100 African Americans.

Slocum Massacre: The Forgotten Texas Race Massacre of 1910

The Slocum Massacre was a violent incident that took place in the small town of Slocum, Texas, on July 29, 1910. During this event, a group of white mobs attacked and killed African American residents in the area.

Remembering The Silent Parade of 1917: A Response to the East St. Louis Race Massacre

The Negro Silent Protest Parade of 1917, commonly known as the Silent Parade, was a silent march of approximately 10,000 African Americans protesting against the widespread racial violence and discrimination inflicted upon their community.

East St. Louis Race Riot: The Race Riot that Left 6,000 Black Americans Homeless in 1917

The East St. Louis Race Riot of 1917 are remembered as one of the most tragic instances of labor-related violence and one of the most devastating racial riots in the history of the United States. During these riots, between 39 and 150 African Americans lost their lives, and an additional 6,000 black people were left homeless.

Remembering the Elaine Massacre of 1919: America’s Bloodiest Racial Conflict that Targeted Black Americans

The Elaine massacre, which took place from September 30 to October 2, 1919, at Hoop Spur near Elaine in rural Phillips County, Arkansas, stands as one of the most brutal racial confrontations in American history.

The Tragic Tale of the 1804 Haiti Massacre that Targeted Former Slave Owners and Their Families

The Haiti Massacre occurred in the aftermath of the final victory of the Haitian Revolution in 1804. Deeply scarred by the horrors of slavery, and driven by a desire for retribution, Dessalines and his followers unleashed a wave of violence against former slave owners and their families.

The Colfax Massacre: Remembering the 1873 Massacre of African Americans in Louisiana by White Supremacists

The Colfax massacre was a violent event that took place on April 13, 1873, in Colfax, Louisiana, in which a white mob killed an estimated 150 - 300 African Americans.
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Remembering Bruce Boynton: the Activist Who Was Arrested and Jailed for Ordering Burger at a Whites Only Restaurant

Boynton's simple act of ordering a cheeseburger in a whites-only restaurant sparked a legal battle that led to significant changes in the country's discriminatory practices.