A local newspaper described the lynch mob as “quiet and orderly” and found the lynching was not an “unnecessary disturbance of the peace.” Time may move along, but progress can seem frozen in its eddies.A law prohibiting black people from voting remained in the state constitution until 1927.During our very long slavery history, well more than half our total history, young people were sold away from their parents, and were listed and treated just like cattle, as here.Notice too the timid language here” father” and “impregnated,” for the rape and sexual coercion that confronted a great many black women during slavery.presentation sponsored by the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project.
Melvinia Shields, the enslaved and illiterate young girl, and the unknown white man who impregnated her are the great-great-great-grandparents of Michelle Obama, the first lady…It may, perhaps, be a weak start toward that assessment.(There is, to my knowledge, no major social science book on this subject.) The story begins with some genealogical research by the Times and genealogist, Megan Smolenyak: In 1850, the elderly master of a South Carolina estate took pen in hand and painstakingly divided up his possessions.“You might say, ‘Wow,’ but this is literally how religions arise.” If Pepe is the alt-right’s god, then Spencer is its self-styled prophet. In Spencer’s view, if you aren’t a white American, that’s fine—but you should leave.An articulate and well-dressed former football player with prom-king good looks and a “fashy” (as in fascism) haircut—long on top, buzzed on the sides—Spencer has managed to seize on an extraordinary presidential election to give overt racism a new veneer of radical chic.
A connection to the Confederacy with a law prohibiting interracial marriages, only repealed in 1951.