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On September 15, 1963, four little black girls attending Sunday school at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, a central meeting place of the civil rights movement were killed and many others were injured in a racist bombing.  Outrage over the incident and the violent clash between protesters and police that followed helped draw national attention to the hard-fought, often dangerous struggle for civil rights for African Americans.

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not forgotten -- September 15 on this day the Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Clockwise from top left, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair)

Richard Pryor performed after he went to Africa and (I'm paraphrasing here) one of the things he DIDN'T see was a lot of n***ers! He vowed to never use the word in his act again, and as far as I know he kept it.

Richard Pryor performed after he went to Africa and (I'm paraphrasing here) one of the things he DIDN'T see was a lot of n***ers! He vowed to never use the word in his act again, and as far as I know he kept it.

When you hear "American", do you visualize a white face?  (Recently, this insight has been getting mis-attributed to another great, Maya Angelou. Fooled me, too -- but there are well-read women on Pinterest who will STRAIGHTEN YOU RIGHT OUT. Link goes to hundreds more bits of digestible wisdom from TM. xoxox, Aunt Ruth)

In this country, American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate. ~Toni Morrision (Recently, this insight has been misattributed to another great, Maya Angelou.

thanoblesavage: Too Trill.

Black people built all the buildings in Washington DC and now white people do not like to admit it. The Smithsonian Museum was built by slaves and so was the White House. The Smithsonian tried to cover it up but got caught.

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Eve Arnold     Student Civil Rights Demonstrators Singing “We Shall Overcome,” Virgina State College, Petersburg, Virginia     1960

20 Incredible Photos Dissecting Civil Rights Protests

African American professor E.J. Thornton entering a Colored Waiting Room at a bus station   Location:	Mobil, AL, US  Date taken:	1956  Photographer:	Gordon Parks

African American professor E. Thornton entering a Colored Waiting Room at a bus station Location: Mobil, AL, US Date taken: 1956 Photographer: Gordon Parks

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This series, from title to theme to execution, seemed incredible closed-minded to me. Come on, History Channel. Show me "The Women Who Were Innovators but Confined to the Home" or "The Races Who We Give No Credit To":

terrible-wolf: “smiletorussia: “History is a brainwashing pseudoscience. If you pick up a history book on America that isnt from.

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