Google Doodle – Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was a voracious reader, and had devoured the entirety of Shakespeare and Dickens before she turned twenty. A gifted writer and orator, she was unabashedly candid--in her diaries, she describes the heroine of Les Miserables as “sweet, lovely and all that, but utterly without depth… fit only for love,…

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Lynching in the Arkansas Delta: The Land of Paradox

By Andrea Price a_price1 The Arkansas Delta Region The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) just released Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, which documents EJI’s multi-year investigation into lynching in twelve Southern states during the period between Reconstruction and World War II. Almost 4,000 lynchings occurred during this time. As I…

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