Today… In Black History

Black history, deeply engraved in American history is often forgotten. The success of our ancestors an after thought in the short history of this country. The horrid we endured. The moments we wish to forget as well as the glories we’ve lost to time. Here we recognize the accolades of those of melanin in history. As well as, the low times.

This is Today… In Black History

On July 25th in Black History…


W.E.B. Dubois gave his closing speech to the first Pan- African national convention


Emmett Till, the boy who’s death started the civil rights movement was born on this day in 1941. Till’s case was recently re-opened after the woman responsible for his death revealed information that proved Till’s innocence


The SS Leonard Harmon was the first warship to be named after a black person. The ship was launched on this day


The Moore’s Ford Lynching occurred. A lynching that included Roger Malcolm, 24, Dorothy Malcolm, 20, George Dorsey, 28, WW2 hero, and Mae Dorsey, 23. These four were lynched at Moore’s Ford, Walton county Georgia after being shot over 60 times by a lynch mob in the after affect of Roger Malcolm fighting White man Barney Hester. As well as white superiority. Eugene Talmadge’s racist campaign in 1946, and allegedly the threat of competition. It is said that the unborn child of Dorothy Malcolm was also lynched too


Algiers Motel incident

Basis for the movie Detroit. The Algiers Motel incident occurred two days after the Detroit race riots began. When a national guardsmen heard gunshots by the Algiers motel on this fateful night. Carl Cooper, 17 at the time shot a starter pistol out of a hotel window that police officers and national guardsmen believed to be a sniper. What ensues after was that out of a horror film. The Detroit police rounded up and killed the majority of the black men in the hotel, including Cooper. Some were stopped naked some were found in the annex. Many of the deaths were claimed to be self defense. And the police officers were acquitted at trial of an All white jury. This incident sparked a book titled The Algiers Hotel Incident by John Hersey in 1968. This book accounted many Black recollections of the incident that reopened the case, but to no avail. There was also a 2017 movie titled Detroit produced and directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

Sources : Black facts

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