Project Pegasus: DARPA

We live in a strange time, where uncertainty about the future is at an all-time high – political systems are…

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…

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…

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…

“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.”…

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…

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…

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,…

Ararat, NY: “Jewish City”

He wore many hats: an American Sheriff and patriot; an ambassador who released hostages in Tunis; an Ashkenazi who declared…

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…