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Remembering not to forget

In the days leading up to the Memorial Day holiday, Atlantic magazine released an article by Ta-neshi Coates, one of its senior editors, who wrote a story with a provocative title called,“The Case for Reparations.” ...

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Lawyers for S.C. teen executed in 1944 have new info

Stinney, who was black, was executed just 84 days after the two white girls were killed in Jim Crow-era South Carolina, where the legal system routinely found blacks guilty even in cases with scant evidence. ...

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Preserving, recognizing African American landmarks

The Columbus Landmarks Foundation, with the help of local preservationists and historians, has organized the African American Landmarks Preservation Initiative to expand its efforts “to advocate for, promote and preserve Columbus landmarks and neighborhoods.” ...

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The Need to Remember History

In 1955, Emmett Till, a black teenager visiting his Mississippi relatives from Chicago was kidnapped, tortured and killed. His alleged crime was not knowing the code of the Deep South and whistling at a white woman. ...

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