September 25, 2017

African Americans

Friday Open Thread: Dying To Play – Black Athletes and Racial Violence

Good Morning POU! Happy Friday everyone! We continue to look at the stories of African American athletes who endured racial prejudice and violence while playing their sport of choice. George Henry Jewett II (April 1870 – August 12, 1908) … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Dying To Play – Black Athletes and Racial Violence

The Iowa–Minnesota football rivalry is an intense American college football rivalry between the Iowa Hawkeyes football team of the University of Iowa and Minnesota Golden Gophers football team of the University of Minnesota. The Floyd of Rosedale, … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Dying To Play – Black Athletes and Racial Violence

Good Morning POU! We continue to look at important, but despicable stories regarding black athletes and racial violence that occurred during their respective sports. The Johnny Bright incident was a violent on-field against … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Dying To Play – Black Athletes and Racial Violence

This week's topic came to me after seeing this tweet: https://twitter.com/InstantRHIplay/status/902926158320230401 … [Read more...]

Monday Evening Thread: August 28th

Good Evening POU! Today, August 28, is a profoundly symbolic day in the collective memory of black folks in America. In what may seem like pure happenstance, a number of monumental events have occurred on this day throughout … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Race Riots in America

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.!   THE SLOCUM MASSACRE Slocum, Texas   … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Race Riots in America

HAPPY FRIDAY P.O.U.! THE ATLANTA RACE RIOT OF 1906 Atlanta, Georgia The Atlanta race riot of 1906 was a racist pogrom in Atlanta, Georgia (United States), which began the evening of September 22 and lasted until September 24, 1906. It was … [Read more...]