December 21, 2014

#Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Thread

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Saturday Open Thread: African-American Undercover Agents

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Welcome to the Weekend POU! Today we look at the career of law enforcement pioneer Arthur Lewis When he began a career in federal law enforcement, Arthur Lewis set a simple but ambitious goal. He wanted to see his photograph hang on … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African-American Undercover Agents

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Good Morning POU! Today we feature a trailblazer whose biography has been portrayed on the small screen. Her work has been so important and dangerous, photographs of her are not online even though she has been retired for almost 2 … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African-American Undercover Agents

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Happy Hump Day POU! Today we feature the first black Secret Service Agent: Charles Gittens Charles L. Gittens broke a color line in the US Secret Service in winter 1956, while the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott was going on and as major … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders

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Good Saturday Morning POU. We conclude our series by taking a look at afew of the more than 100 unresolved cases that remain from the Civil Rights Era. May 7, 1955 · Belzoni, Mississippi  Rev. George Lee, one of the first black people … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders

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Good Morning POU. We continue to look at some of the murder cases that remain unsolved from the Civil Rights Era. Today's case is about two very brave men that sadly made history as firsts and were brutalized for it. On June 2, 1965, in a … [Read more...]

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Thursday Open Thread: Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders

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Good Morning POU. Continuing with our somber look at the domestic terrorism perpetrated upon the African-american citizens for simply wanting to be treated with respect and dignity. Louis Allen (April 25, 1919 – January 31, 1964) was an … [Read more...]