Daily Archives: February 9, 2015

Black History | Black Codes and Pig Laws

Black Codes: A body of laws, statutes, and rules enacted by southern states immediately after the Civil War to regain control over the freed slaves, maintain white supremacy, and ensure the continued supply of cheap labor. Immediately after the Civil … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread- Gladys Knight Week

This week, we pay homage to one of the trailblazers: Gladys Knight.       Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the “Empress of Soul”,[1][2] is an American recording artist, songwriter, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. A four-time … Continue reading

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