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VIGILANTE VIOLENCE Part 2

Branding Slaves, 19th century. Source: William O. Blake, The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade (Columbus, 1857), p. 97. This essay is Part Two of a four-part series concerning the triumvirate of violence in slave societies. The first part…

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VIGILANTE VIOLENCE Part 1

“Cruelties of slavery.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1835-05. This essay is the first post in a four-part series concerning the triumvirate of violence in slave societies. The first part will examine private violence, the second part looks at…

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MALCOLM X IN THE COURTROOM

Malcolm X in the Courtroom By Garrett Felber February 25, 2017 0 This post is part of our online forum, “Remembering Malcolm,” edited by Garrett Felber. Malcolm X. (Source: AP Photo/Eddie Adams) In one of the most famous passages in Malcolm X’s Autobiography,…

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ABOLITIONIST

abolitionist Many within the African-American community continue to talk about a phenomenon called “the slave mentality.” It’s a very controversial topic that’s discussed during African-American forums, in  African-American media outlets and at just about any gathering where the attendees are…

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