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A 13-YEAR-OLD UNSUNG SOLDIER

VIRGIL LAMAR WARE, A 13-YEAR-OLD UNSUNG SOLDIER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT Virgil Lamar Ware, known as Virgil Ware, was born on December 6, 1949. He grew up in Pratt City, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. The third of six…

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THE PREACHER AND THE SHERIFF

  The Rev. Victor White at the railroad tracks that divide New Iberia. RUDDY ROYE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES The Preacher and the Sheriff A young, shackled black man is shot to death — and the police say he…

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LYNCHING OF PREGNANT 19-YEAR-OLD MARY TURNER

LYNCHING OF PREGNANT 19-YEAR-OLD MARY TURNER Mary Turner was a 19-year-old black woman born in 1899 to Perry Graham and Elizabeth Johnson in Brooks County, Georgia. When Turner was eight months pregnant, she was murdered after she publicly denounced the…

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THE BLOODY BAY REBELLION –

BY: NATASHA GREGG  THE BLOODY BAY REBELLION – Prior to the Treaty of Paris that ceded the island of Tobago to Britain in 1763, the island had remained neutral between the French and British. Once Tobago was in the hands…

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AN ESCAPED SLAVE

Henry Highland Garnett (1815-1882) was one of the most prominent black leaders throughout the antebellum period and a leading figure in the American Anti-Slavery Society. An escaped slave, Garnett attained national notoriety when, at the 1843 National Negro Convention in…

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MAGNIFICENT ARCHITECTURE

The Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption in St. Vincent and the Grenadines DID YOU KNOW? “Built in 1823, damaged in 1875; repaired and enlarged in 1877, 1891, two wings added in 1930. Inside the startling exterior is a labyrinth of…

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THE BACK STORY:

THE BACK STORY: MEET THE MAN BEHIND THIS POWERFUL IMAGE You’ve likely seen the picture of this runaway slave exposing his scourged back 100 times. Besides the obvious, did you ever wonder how or why he endured such horrendous treatment?…

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