This is an excellent five-minute video that explains America's journey from slavery to mass incarceration that was produced by Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative.
Ice Bucket & Black History
The viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" has proven to be a beneficial means of creating awareness about and raising funds for ALS Research....however, this seemingly NEW Phenomenon is not really new at all....If we examone History, we find that the "Ice Bucket Challenge"…
NYS Slavery Ended Today 1799?
I'm having a hard time getting my head around this!  It's a fact that Slavery "Officially" ended on this day in 1799...BUT....there's a little know addendum to that ruling.  The STATE OF NEW YORK became a "Free State"...meaning Slavery was over, banned, illegal, etc... as of 1799…