Monday, January 4, 2021
Thursday, August 27, 2020
In 1968 the issues of police violence became one of the reason for the formation of the Black Panther Party. They came up with a 10 point plan and #7 in that plan was "We Want an Immediate End to Police Brutality and Murder of Black People."
Fifty-two years later ask yourself how much has changed?
I forget the name of the guy who had a license to drive legally but my brother and I were sitting on the back of the rear seat of his convertible Rambler, him on the left, me on the right and we had to throw the papers so they would land on the lawn or the porch. By the time the sun came up we would have finished our route and gone home.
Yet here we are, 52 years later and the Black Panther Plan #7 still remains unresolved. I don't have the answers but it may be something in their 10 point plan that needs to be tweaked 52 years later so there doesn't have to be a woman risking HER life to save the life of another human who happens to be black?
Saturday, June 20, 2020
|Daily Oklahoman September 11, 1904 p3 c3|
|Muskogee Cimeter November 15, 1907 p4 c1&2|
Thursday, February 27, 2020
|M-234-Emigration Roll #144 (1839-1842)|
|M-234 -Emigration Roll #144 (1839-1842)|
In the examples provided there were more enslaved people on the trail yet they are absent from the story of the Chickasaw Nation's story of "forced migration." Clearly the majority of the tears on that particular trail came from people of African descent who were forced to travel from Mississippi and beyond.