Sipping the Feels: Racial Justice, Mindfulness, Transformation, and Healing

Mindfulness practice can bring about transformation on different levels. Interview with Rhonda V. Magee, MA, JDProfessor of LawUniversity of Minnesota What Is Systemic Racism? The crisis playing out through the media is only one symptom of a larger system of inequity, which permeates our society and which most white people are not able to see.[…]

Photographing the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

The eruption of white mob violence in downtown Tulsa on May 31, 1921, interrupted Greenwood’s historic ascendancy. By Dr. Karlos K. HillAssociate Professor of HistoryChair, Clara Luper Department of African and African-American StudiesUniversity of Oklahoma This article, Photographing the Tulsa Massacre of 1921, was originally published in The Public Domain Review under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.[…]

Jab over Java: Viola Fletcher and Hughes Van Ellis – 1921 Tulsa Survivors

NBC Sunday TODAY Marking the 100th anniversary of one of the worst outbreaks of racist violence in American history, Viola Fletcher, 107, and Hughes Van Ellis, 100, open up to NBC’s Morgan Radford for Sunday TODAY about surviving the Tulsa Race Massacre. Viola was just seven years old when a white mob attacked her home.[…]

The Eufala Election Race Massacre of 1874

The White League had formed in 1874 as an insurgent, white paramilitary group in Grant Parish and nearby parishes. Curated/Reviewed by Matthew A. McIntoshPublic HistorianBrewminate Introduction The Election Massacre of 1874, or Coup of 1874, took place on election day, November 3, 1874, near Eufaula, Alabama in Barbour County. Freedmen comprised a majority of the population and had been electing Republican candidates[…]

Brewminating: Imperialism in a Coffee Cup

Coffee growers in other countries earn very little or the hard labor both they and their children provide. By John SmithAuthor Introduction Mainstream politics in Europe and North America is increasingly divided into two hostile camps: on one side are conservative reactionaries who glorify imperialism and wish to resurrect it, on the other are avowedly[…]

Early Reconstruction and the Memphis Race Massacre of 1866

The white planters wanted to drive freedmen out of Memphis and back to plantations, to support cotton cultivation with their labor. Curated/Reviewed by Matthew A. McIntoshPublic HistorianBrewminate Introduction The Memphis massacre of 1866[1] was a series of violent events that occurred from May 1 to 3, 1866 in Memphis, Tennessee. The racial violence was ignited by political, social, and[…]