Monday, 8 January 2018

Two little-known events in Texas that threatened the progression of the Civil Rights movement.

quote [ The Mansfield Crisis and restrictions on the NAACP are often forgotten in the story of school desegregation. ]

We shall overcome, some day.
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[by ScoobySnacks@12:11amGMT]

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dolemite said @ 5:00pm GMT on 8th Jan
It's shocking how much we still don't know, or at least how much I still don't. I'm embarrassed to admit that I only became aware of the Tulsa massacre last year and I only found out who Frederick Douglass was from Epic Rap Battles of History.
HoZay said @ 5:09pm GMT on 8th Jan
It's amazing how much didn't get mentioned during all those years in school. Probably just ran out of time.
steele said @ 7:37pm GMT on 8th Jan
When it comes to US history two good starting points to read are A People's History of the United States and Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.

A People's History by Howard Zinn basically looks at US History from the pov of the victims; The natives, the slaves, the immigrants, the PoC, the working class, etc. It goes over some of the hurdles they faced, and some of their advancements. The latest version stops during the early Bush Jr years, I think. Read it online

Lies My Teacher Told Me is written by James Loewen, an american history textbook author. He's previously sued (and won) the state of Mississippi's BoE for claiming a book on Mississippi history was too racial. In addition to covering american history it gets into some of the politics and processes that water down american history textbooks and curriculum. It's a fascinating read.

They don't cover everything, but they're great starting points.
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