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Elaine Baker, Ph.D. holds a black history and poverty panel at Cohoma Community College.

CCC panel on Analysis of Historical Occurrence, The Poor People’s Campaign

Elaine Baker, Ph.D., Joins Panelists in Analysis of Historical Occurrence, The Poor People’s Campaign From COAHOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE by Melody Dixon At a recent black history observance, Professor Emerita Elaine Baker, a guest panelist who taught social work at Albany State University, a historically black college located in Albany, Georgia, told attendees that people have […]

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Frazier Baker lynching marker, South Carolina.

2 Day in Civil Rights: mob attacks postmaster and family

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1898: After Frazier Baker is appointed postmaster of Sumter County, South Carolina, enraged local white people burn his home, fatally shoot him and his infant daughter, and wound his wife and other children. From EJI Timeline White Mob Attacks Black Postmaster and Family in South Carolina Lynching Frazier Baker was a […]

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Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott indictments, 1956.

2 Day in Civil Rights: 85 indicted for Montgomery bus boycott

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1956: Grand jury in Montgomery, Alabama indicts 85 bus boycott leaders and charges them with violating a statue that barred boycotts without just cause. From EJI Timeline African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, began boycotting city buses in December 1955 to protest the poor treatment black passengers received on the segregated vehicles. […]

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Japanese internment, 1942.

2 Day in Civil Rights: FDR signs Japanese internment order

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1942: President Franklin Roosevelt signs Executive Order leading to forced internment of 120,000 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry living in the western U.S. From EJI Timeline During the early twentieth century, prejudice against Japanese Americans was rampant in the United States. After Japanese military forces bombed American forces at […]

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Robin DiAngelo.

Racism is not just someone who uses the “N” word

Academic Robin DiAngelo: ‘We have to stop thinking about racism as someone who says the N-word’ Racism is a system rather than a slur; it is prejudice plus power! From THE GUARDIAN by Nosheen Iqbal Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism? It is a question posed by the white […]

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Nashville lunch counter civil rights protestsNashville lunch counter civil rights protests

2 Day in Civil Rights: Nashville lunch counter civil rights protests

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1960: Nashville students launch sit-in demonstrations to demand an end to racial segregation at lunch counters.  Fisk University student Diane Nash emerges as a leader and joins the Freedom Rides in 1961. From EJI Timeline Nashville Students Launched Protests; Later Faced Attack In February 1960, hundreds of volunteers – primarily black […]

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