In 1952, Ruby McCollum, the wealthiest African-American woman in Live Oak, murdered the town’s beloved doctor, a white man named Leroy Adams. She said it was the only way she knew to end six years of rape. The case would help show that a persistent form of bondage plagued the South for a century after the Civil War — “paramour rights,” the assumption that white men had a right to use African-American women for sex.
Armed White men take of Federal facility...acquitted. UNARMED Native American Indians defend their own private land...maced, beaten, arrested, kept in dog kennels, and charged with trespassing & rioting. #HYPOCRISY. #WhitePrivilege
On June 7, 1998 James Byrd, Jr. was murdered by three white men in Jasper, Texas.He was dragged behind a pickup truck and his body dumped in front of a local black cemetery. The crime led to passage of state and federal hate crimes laws. Lawrence Brewer was executed for the murder on September 21, 2011 and John King remains on death row while appeals are pending. Shawn Berry was sentenced to life imprisonment. #TodayInBlackHistory
J. Dixon photograph of White Man Runs Him, a Crow who was the chief of Custer's Seventh Cavalry Indian Scouts during the Battle of Little Big Horn. After reporting to Custer the position of the enemy camp, White Man Runs Him and the other scouts were ordered to the rear of the Army lines, which saved their lives.