Posts Tagged ‘Jim Crow’

The U.S. Senate passed a non-binding resolution on June 18 apologizing for American slavery (1619 – 1865) and “Jim Crow” laws following slavery through the 1960s that continued to deprive Black people of basic human rights. The resolution concludes:  Whereas it is important for the people of the United States, who legally recognized slavery through the Constitution and the […]

Up from History – The Life of Booker T. Washington (The Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2009) offers a well-researched and detailed biographical account of the early 20th-century Black leader. A professor of history at the University of Tennessee, author Robert J. Norrell posits that contrary to Washington’s historical label as an Uncle Tom, his passionate […]