#lynchings

  1. Lynching in the USA Song by Billy Holiday

    In March 1939, a 23-year-old Billie Holiday walked up to the mic at West 4th's Cafe Society in New York City to sing her final song of the night. Per her request, the waiters stopped serving and the room went completely black, save for a spotlight on her face. And then she sang,
  2. #BlackHistoryMonth #AmericanHistory πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Great grandparents, grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren. History and Heritage #lynchings
  3. Emmett Till πŸ’” July 25, 1941- August 28, 1955 1950 photograph taken in Summit-Argo, llinois, Emmett Till (left) sits on a bicycle beside his cousin, Wheeler Parker (right) with his passenger, Joe Williams #emmitttill #history #blackhistory #lynchings #segregation #blm #blacklivesma
  4. Everyone who knows anything about history, knows that...

    Race relations have always been toxic in the US, but right now - IMHO - things seem to be getting much worse... it seems like the nation is in the process of a complete u-turn with regard to #civilrights & #humanrights (e.g. #policebrutality , #hatecrimes , #lynchings ).
  5. Biden to establish national monument honoring Emmett Till and his mother

    By Sheila Flynn President Joe Biden this week will honor Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, by signing a proclamation to establish a national monument on the day that would have marked the 82nd birthday of the Black teenager murdered in 1955. A White House official told