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Juneteenth—Freedom, Jubilee, Liberation Day

Juneteenth is a day to commemorate freedom from chattel slavery in this country, but also a reminder for white people to continue to grapple with their white privilege and work toward eliminating the racial oppression alive and well in the … Continue reading

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The lynching of Emmett Till

59 years ago today, Emmett Till (1941-1955) was murdered in Money, Mississippi. From Chicago, Till was visiting family in the area. His supposed crime was that he had “flirted” with a white woman, Carolyn Bryant, the wife of the owner of Bryant’s … Continue reading

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Who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb?

Right around the corner from the dorm we are staying in is Grant’s Tomb. I don’t know why I always thought it was in Ohio. I found it rather randomly, just wandering down Riverside Drive. It’s actually quite ironic in … Continue reading

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