Occurring six years before the murder of 14-year-old Emmet Till in Mississippi, the four men were accused of kidnapping and raping a young white woman at gunpoint when she was driving home from a dance with her husband. Collectively known as the Groveland Four, the men ranged in age from 16 to 26.
For Blacks during the height of the Jim Crow Era (1877-mid-1960s), a primary concern was making it to and from our destination safely, as traveling in a country plagued by racism was no easy feat.
The 1936 Olympics were well-documented and known for the success of track and field gold medalist Jesse Owens. A new documentary titled Olympic Pride, American Prejudice shares the experiences of the other 17 African-American athletes “who defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.” The film’s […]
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