Tag: black history
The Four Best Slaveowners
So, what’s my point? Tear down the statues of these men, scrape their names off every building in America, and damn their memories?
The 5th of November: The Gunpowder, Treason, and Slave Revolt
Slavery is not a natural condition, despite what American slaveholders said.
America’s Culture War Is a Religious Conflict
A civic religion is more than just a system of beliefs that we might consider “religious,” as in, supernatural. A civic religion is a set of beliefs, customs, and symbols […]
Red Summer: When White America Went to War With Black America
World War I ended in 1919. The War to End All Wars did no such thing. The postwar era was defined by violence, upheaval, wealth inequality, economic collapse, and basically […]
An Incomplete Anti-Racist Reading List
“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist” – Angela Davis Juneteenth is now a federal holiday in celebration of the signing of […]
Capt. Robert Smalls, The first Black Man to Command a US Navy Ship
This. week in history, on May 13, 1862, Captain Robert Smalls became the first black person to command a United States Navy ship. Captain Smalls was born into slavery in […]