History

Museum Will be a Memorial to Lynching Victims

Soil from over 300 lynching sites has been collected By Frederick H. Lowe The Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners denied fair and just treatment in the legal system, intends to open in 2018 the first national memorial to African-American victims of lynchings. The memorial will be located on six acres[Read More…]

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Cuban Leader Was ‘a Strong Voice for Social Justice’ – U. N. Secretary-General

  Hazel TriceEdneyWire.com/Global Information Network) – Fidel Castro, whose ashes were interred two days ago in the city of Santiago, the cradle of the Revolution, was called a strong voice for social justice. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon extended sympathies to the Cuban people on the passing on Friday, Nov. 25, of their longtime president, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, who[Read More…]

The U.S. Electoral College System is Rooted in Protecting Slavery

By Frederick H. Lowe In Tuesday’s election, Donald Trump won 289 Electoral College votes, more than the 270 needed for him to become the nation’s 45th president. Trump will move into the White House on January 20, 2017. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Trump’s Democratic opponent for president, won the popular vote by more than 1.8 million votes, according to the latest[Read More…]

A homework assignment

Loyola University of Chicago is requiring incoming freshman to read the book “Just Mercy,” an award-winning book that discusses the author Bryan Stevenson’s efforts to defend the poor By Frederick H. Lowe Loyola University of Chicago’s incoming freshman are required to read as a homework assignment the book “Just Mercy,” a memoir by Bryan Stevenson, an attorney who is founder[Read More…]

Kanye West’s big deal

He signs footwear and clothing contract with adidas Jesse Owens brought fame to the company By Frederick H. Lowe Adidas, the German sportswear company that supplied Jesse Owens with track shoes that helped him win four gold medals– a record at the time—during the 1936 Berlin Olympics, has signed a long-term agreement with Kanye West, the rapper, clothes designer, outspoken[Read More…]

Jack Daniel’s Distillery gives a wider embrace to Nearis Green, its black distiller

When tourists travel to Lynchburg, Tenn., to visit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery, many of them will hear for the first time the true story of Nearis Green, an enslaved black man, who taught Jasper “Jack” Daniel how to distill whiskey, putting the company on the road to becoming an iconic international brand. Jack Daniel’s Distillery, the nation’s oldest registered distillery,[Read More…]

Matthew Henson, a black man, became the first American to set foot on the North Pole

by Frederick H. Lowe One hundred and seven years ago this month, an American set foot on the geographic North Pole. Although  U.S. Navy Commander Robert E. Peary at one time had been solely honored for this accomplishment, Matthew A. Henson, a black man and the most-important member of Peary’s expedition team, was the  first American to achieve this  honor,[Read More…]

LBJ wanted William T. Coleman should Thurgood Marshall’s nomination fail

  No one even ventured to guess who President Lyndon Baines Johnson wanted to replace Thurgood Marshall should U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee quash Marshall’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Come on, guys! LBJ had tapped William T. Coleman, Jr. a black Republican from Pennsylvania. President Johnson thought Coleman might do better before the Judiciary Committee. Many of the committee’s[Read More…]