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Hank Sanders, Faya Rose

It’s a crying shame. No, it’s a damn shame.

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By Sen. Hank Sanders — It’s a crying shame. No. It’s a damn shame. It’s a damn shame what the Mayor of Montgomery and its police did to two Black women leaders. More broadly speaking, it’s a damn shame what these same forces did to four African American leaders and one White leader of Jewish background. All were fighting heroically to save hundreds of lives in Alabama per year. It’s…

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IBW21 Black Family Summit

Five elder BLM activists arrested in Alabama: Black Family Summit Responds

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

July 21, 2020 The Honorable Steven Reed, Mayor, City of Montgomery 103 North Perry Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104 Mr. Ernest Finley, Chief, Montgomery Police Department 320 North Ripley Street Montgomery, Alabama 36106 Dear Mayor Reed and Officer Finley: We, the representatives of the Black Family Summit, the Alabama Save Our Selves Movement for Justice and Democracy, the Alabama Black Lives Matter Movement, and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. SDPC,…

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Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc.

Five elder BLM activists arrested in Alabama: Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Responds

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

July 20, 2020 The Honorable Steven Reed Mayor, City of Montgomery, AL Mr. Ernest Finley Chief, Montgomery Police Department Dear Mayor Reed and Chief Finley, Well over 40 years ago, a few of us, seriously engaged in the continuing struggle for liberation of people of African descent in the United States, began to grapple with the profound question, “What will happen in the coming years when the new master looks…

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City of Montgomery Police Station

Fighting to Save Lives in Alabama

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

SOS and Black Lives Matters Leaders Voluntarily Appear to be Arrested. All Five SOS and Black Lives Matter Turned Selves in to Montgomery Police Montgomery, AL, July 20, 2020 – All five leaders of SOS, the Save OurSelves Movement for Justice and Democracy, and Black Lives Matter showed up at high noon today at the City of Montgomery Police Station to voluntarily turn themselves in on warrants issued late Thursday…

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Visitors at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, April 26.

Lynching Didn’t Disappear, It Just Evolved

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By A.T. McWilliams — While visiting the newly opened National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama — a hallowed and harrowing enshrinement bearing the names of over 4,000 black people lynched in the Jim Crow South — I was reminded of stories my grandparents told me as a child. Stories of my great-grandfather, once chased by Ku Klux Klan members on horseback before swimming to safety, preferring possible death by drowning…

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Why America Must Atone for its Lynchings

Why America Must Atone for its Lynchings

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How white Americans used lynchings to terrorize and control black people. By Ed Pilkington in Montgomery, Alabama — Vanessa Croft was driving home after work in Gadsden, Alabama, last month when she noticed something strange in her rear-view mirror. There were two huge flags bearing the starred cross of the Confederacy fluttering angrily behind her from the back of a menacing black pickup truck. She had seen plenty of Confederate flags…

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Montgomery, Alabama - The Legacy Museum and the Memorial for Peace and Justice

No Reconciliation Without Truth

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A new museum and lynching memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, constitute a watershed moment in the way America remembers its racist past. By Caleb Gayle — When it comes to the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow, there are two kinds of monuments in America. There are memorials that seek to honor this country’s fitful march toward civil rights. Then there are the statues of generals and politicians—as well as the…

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