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Laura Nelson and her son L.D. Nelson were lynched on May 25, 1911 near Okemah, the county seat of Okfuskee County, Oklahoma. Laura, her husband Austin, and their teenage son L.D. had been taken into custody after George Loney and three others arrived at their home on May 2, 1911 to investigate the theft of a cow. The son shot Loney, who then bled to death, while Laura was reportedly the first one to grab the gun and both were charged with murder.
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Today’s lynchings are now mostly by gun.
Author Dennis Childs discusses how a clause within the US Constitution’s 13th Amendment ushered in a system of “neoslavery.”
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Guatemala’s recent history bears the mark of a 36 year long, painful internal armed conflict, during which the State systematically violated the rights of the Mayan population.
According to the Report of the Commission for the Historical Clarification of Human Rights Violations in Guatemala, 83.3 percent of the human rights violations were committed against them.
Indigenous women have particularly suffered from the conflict.
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All the while the railways, as in India, and the canals were busy with the armed and guarded traffic of food and other forms of our wealth in pursuit of that ‘freedom’ bestowed by ‘the market’.
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The ‘invisible’ hand of ‘the market’.
The ‘invisible’ hand of ‘capitalism’.
It’s visible now!
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As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the single largest massacre in history, the mythology presenting the attack as justified is continuing to unravel.
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“But what are the future implications for society’s coming to terms with slavery?”
Does it matter whether or not we acknowledge the past so that we can ensure a more just future?
Does coming to terms with slavery mean historians should be advocating for policy reforms and other collective actions like peaceful protests?
What can I say and not say as a professional historian in uniform speaking on behalf of the federal government to the public?
Continue reading to see Andrew Pegoda’s response
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The U.S. still enslaves people through the prison industrial complex.
What are we gonna do about that?
A comedy routine explains America’s contradictory attitudes toward guns in the eyes of the world
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