June 28, 2016

Tuesday Open Thread: Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Interview with Michael Jackson

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Good Morning POU! We continue with Part II of Michael Jackson's interview with Rev. Jesse Jackson: (Uploaded by brizzy11) … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Interview with Michael Jackson

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(Originally published in 2011) GOOD MORNING POU!   On March 27, 2005, the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, participated in a one-on-one interview with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. for his radio show "Keep Hope Alive". In this … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: The Colonization Council

Good Morning POU! Imagine former slaves organizing a convention after the Civil War, with delegates from former confederate states. Each traveling to New Orleans, to convene and discuss their futures. No telephones, no telegraphs...NO MONEY. But … [Read more...]

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Thursday Open Thread: The History of the Exodusters

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Good Morning POU! Nicodemus, Kansas the only remaining western community established by African Americans after the Civil War. Having an important role in American History, the town symbolizes the pioneering spirit of these ex-slaves who fled … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: The History of the Exodusters

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Good Morning POU! "When I landed on the soil of Kansas I looked on the ground and I says this is free ground. Then I looked on the heavens and I says them is free and beautiful heavens. Then I looked within my heart and I says to myself, I … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: The History of the Exodusters

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Good Morning POU! We continue to look at the Exodusters Movement. Today, what led to former slaves moving to the southwest at such a great pace and why the southwest, particularly, Kansas? Benjamin Singleton, and S.A. McClure, Leaders of the … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: The History of the Exodusters

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Good Morning POU! This week we will explore the history and significance of The Exodusters Movement. Exodusters waiting for a steamboat to carry them westward in the late 1870's. Exodusters was a name given to African Americans who … [Read more...]