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CvltureHistory

Pickens county, Alabama. Deep in the heart of the south, a newly constructed court house stands tall and proud as a beacon for the townsfolk as a symbol of the foundations of American justice. Once a symbol of pride for the town now is a beacon for a different reason,

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CVLTCvltureHistorySocial Justice

via Flashbak Even after the abolition of slavery in 1865, America’s blacks were trapped. Nothing was equal. Whites had. Blacks had not. No more vivid picture of the murderous racism that lay in the USA’s heart is there than blacks being lynched by white mobs. These were no secret killings. Sometimes thousands would turn

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CvltureFeaturedHistory

Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.” Western media likes to paint terrorists with a brown face, but one of the most horrific campaigns of terror happened in the past century on American soil – the estimated 3,436 lynchings of black

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