Tag: history of racism

Racism in America

Keystone Essay – Racism in America There are two original sins in US history – the virtual elimination of Native Americans from the continent and the enslavement of millions of Africans. The former is largely invisible and unacknowledged in our daily lives. The latter, racism against African-Americans, continues to be pervasively present in many ways…

Slavery in Hudson and Columbia Cty NY

Notices of runaways slaves from the Hudson River Valley. Many were notices from slave owners in Hudson and Columbia County dating roughly from 1795 to 1840. Northerners may think that slavery was a Southern institution, but this history casts a decidedly different picture.

The Warmth of Other Suns – Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson’s book, The Warmth of Other Suns – the epic story of America’s great migration, [7]New York City, Random House 2010 creates  whole new planes of awareness of our history. This book startled me to a new understanding of how encompassing and pervasive the Jim Crow laws and social rules of the South really…