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.

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.

Montana - An informal portrait of the Indian named "White man runs him", Crow Indian Reservation

Montana - An informal portrait of the Indian named "White man runs him", Crow Indian Reservation

El arco Comanche era mortal dentro de 60 yardas, lo que dio al guerrero comanche…

El arco Comanche era mortal dentro de 60 yardas, lo que dio al guerrero comanche…

Willie Reed, who risked his life to testify in the Emmett Till murder trial, dies at 76 - The Washington Post

Willie Reed, who risked his life to testify in the Emmett Till murder trial, dies at 76

Willie Reed, who risked his life to testify in the Emmett Till murder trial, dies at 76 - The Washington Post

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

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

Iron White Man, Lakota. Photo by Gertrude Käsebier. 1900. 25 Portraits of American Indians You Might Not Have Seen (No Curtis!) - ICTMN.com

Iron White Man, Lakota. Photo by Gertrude Käsebier. 1900. 25 Portraits of American Indians You Might Not Have Seen (No Curtis!) - ICTMN.com

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

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.

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.

Mens Tshirts Wing Tee WE MAKE Our TRUTH Hand by SiriusGrafik, $45.00

Mens Tshirts Wing Tee WE MAKE Our TRUTH Hand by SiriusGrafik, $45.00

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