Convict leasing

Convict leasing was a system of penal labor practiced in the Southern United States and overwhelmingly targeting African American men. Convict leasing provided prisoner labor … More

Plessy v. Ferguson

Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public … More

Ida B. Wells: Brave woman!

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in … More

“Lynch Law”

Captain William Lynch (1742–1820) was a man from Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He claimed to be the source of the terms “lynch law” and “lynching.” … More

Houston Riot of 1917

The Camp Logan Mutiny (also called the Houston Riot of 1917) occurred on 23 August 1917. It was a mutiny and riot by … More

Rosewood massacre

The Rosewood massacre was a racially motivated massacre of black people and destruction of a black town that took place during the first week … More

Wilmington massacre of 1898

The Wilmington insurrection of 1898, also known as the Wilmington massacre of 1898 or the Wilmington coup of 1898, occurred in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Thursday, … More

Corpus separatum v. Jerusalem Law

Corpus separatum (‘separated body’) was the Jerusalem area in the 1947 United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine. According to the plan, the city would … More

Sky Lore of the Hopi Tribe

Almost everyone can identify the Big Dipper, but many don’t realize it’s actually part of a larger constellation known as … More