October 25, 2014

Saturday Open Thread: Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders

revgeorgelee

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

oneal_moore_403

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

louis_allen-a

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...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders

frank morris

Good Morning POU. We continue our series on Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders. Today we review the murder of Frank Morris. Rosa Williams grew up in Ferriday, La. in the 1960s. She says the code of conduct in her southern town was clear: "We … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders

wharlest jackson

Good Morning POU. We continue to look at the unsolved cases of domestic terrorism perpetrated on African-americans during the Civil Rights Era. Today we review the murder of Wharlest Jackson. Exerlena Jackson was proud of the job promotion … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders

cameron

Good Morning POU. This week's topic is a somber one. There are many individuals whose lives were brutally taken in an effort to terrorize Black people into a degrading subhuman existence. During the first half of the 20th century, lynchings of … [Read more...]

“A Requiem For Mike Brown”

Beautiful.   (h/t: Lipstick Alley) Demonstrators ‘disrupt’ St. Louis Symphony singing a ‘Requiem for Mike Brown’ Published on Oct 4, 2014 By Rebecca Rivas Of The St. Louis American Just after intermission, about 50 people … [Read more...]