Happy Hump day! We continue with SharecropperS’ history.
Missouri Sharecroppers Strike of 1939
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Tagged Missouri Sharecroppers Strike of 1939, Sharecroppers hisotry
The March of Time- Sharecroppers in the Black Belt 1936
A Texas mom shocked that her son’s textbook merely called African slaves “workers” is thrilled that publisher McGraw-Hill has promised revisions. But changing a single caption is hardly enough to combat what some educational experts call a wave of ideologically-fueled school standards that downplay the role of race and slavery in shaping America today.
Roni Dean-Burren was horrified when her son sent her a snapchat of his McGraw-Hill World Geography textbook, an edition created especially for Texas’ new state standards adopted in 2010. Opening up to a graphic titled “Patterns of Immigration,” he snapped a photo of the map’s caption. The caption reads:
The Atlantic Slave Trade between the 1500s and the 1800s brought millions of workers from Africa to the southern United States to work on agricultural plantations.
Examining his book more closely, Ms. Dean-Burren realized that although European indentured servants are described as working for “little or no pay,” there was no further mention of black slaves; their presence is simply portrayed as part of “immigration.”
“Erasure is real y’all!!! Teach your children the truth!!!” she commented alongside a video of the textbook, which has already been viewed more than 1.6 million times on Facebook.
Posted in Black History, Current Events, History, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, Open Thread, Slavery, White Supremacy
Tagged 3chicspolitico.com, Erasing Slavery, McGraw Hill Publishing Company, Roni Dean-Burren, slavery, The Atlantic Slave Trade, World Geography textbook
Top of the week to you all.
This week 3 Chics will feature the history of SHARECROPPERS. Hat tip: SruggleforProgress
Lest We Forget: The Lost Stories of Southern Sharecroppers (Full Documentary)
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Tagged 2015 Human Rights National Dinner, 3 Chics Politico, sharecroppers history, slavery, SruggleforProgess, Vice President Biden
Good Morning. Hope you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends.
23 years ago, Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson were joined in marriage. And, the country has benefited from that union.
Happy Anniversary, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundations 45th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, where the president spoke about the challenges facing black women, particularly in the areas of education, employment and criminal justice. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hold hands as they step from Air Force One, Friday, April 11, 2014, at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, as they travel to the Al Sharpton’s National Action Networks 16th Annual Convention. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Posted in Barack Obama, First Daughters, First Lady Michelle Obama, Love, Michelle Obama, Open Thread
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