Louis Congo: Ex-Slave and Executioner of Louisiana

Louis Congo: Ex-Slave and Executioner of Louisiana

On November 21, 1725, African slave Louis Congo was freed and made a salaried public executioner in Louisiana by the ...
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George Jackson in a Global Frame

George Jackson in a Global Frame

Fifty years ago, George Lester Jackson’s Blood in My Eye dropped like a bomb, but the author did not live to hear ...
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‘Welcome to East Austin’: Black Power and the American Dream

‘Welcome to East Austin’: Black Power and the American Dream

This post is part of our forum on Black Intellectuals and the Crisis of Democracy. In 1971, the Community United Front, ...
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Black Religious Fostering of American Civic Ideals

Black Religious Fostering of American Civic Ideals

This post is part of our forum on Black Intellectuals and the Crisis of Democracy. Black Christians have been key agents ...
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John Hope Franklin and WWII as a Crisis of Democracy

John Hope Franklin and WWII as a Crisis of Democracy

This post is part of our forum on Black Intellectuals and the Crisis of Democracy. Since its 1947 publication, extensive literature ...
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Norman Lewis and the Responsibility of Presentness

Norman Lewis and the Responsibility of Presentness

This post is part of our forum on Black Intellectuals and the Crisis of Democracy. The general consensus, scholarly and lay, ...
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