Blacks very lucrative, which is why hundreds of White men were hired by these states as police officers. Their primary responsibility was to search out and arrest Blacks who were in violation of Black Codes [Virginia also had Black Codes that made certain conduct criminal only for Black people.].
I was born smack in the middle of America’s “Baby Boom.” I lived my formative years under Jim Crow in rural Missouri. My life spans the arc… Read more “Will I live to see the moral arch arc bend toward justice?”
P-MV. This is the formula for momentum. Momentum(P) = (m)mass x (v)velocity. Black history is our history–not someone else’s. We are responsible for preserving and lifting up… Read more “On black history and momentum”
Without the labor of blacks in America, the cultural and economic history of this nation would be vastly different. Edward E. Baptist, professor of history at Cornell University, relates in sharp relief the history, context and continuing impact of slavery and its powerful impact on U.S. economic, social and political life in his book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.