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How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history

Listen to how this textbook describes slavery. “The master often had a barbecue or a picnic for his slaves. Then they had a great frolic. Even while working in the cotton fields they sang songs. The beat of the music and the richness of their voices made work seem light.” Yikes. That’s from History of …

The real story of the Green Book

The real story of the Green Book

Imagine you’re on a road trip with your family. The year’s 1954 and you’re black. Segregation is law in the South and basically practiced everywhere else in America. You’re traveling down the famed Route 66 and you’ve just reached Albuquerque, New Mexico for the first time. There’s not another town for miles and you want …