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Natural monument to Resistance: the Great Dismal Swamp was a refuge for those escaping slavery

Rarely is the real history of the Great Dismal Swamp ever talked about. There is a good reason. It was used for nearly 250 years as a sanctuary for those escaping slavery and colonialism. In the 1800s, the Great Dismal Swamp was a 2,000 square mile tangle of dense brush, swamps and bogs between Virginia and North Carolina. As early as the 1600s, Native Americans, runaway slaves and even white indentured servants used the swamp as a refuge to avoid bondage and colonialism. From colonial…See More
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Natural monument to Resistance: the Great Dismal Swamp was a refuge for those escaping slavery

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Rarely is the real history of the Great Dismal Swamp ever talked about. There is a good reason. It was used for nearly 250 years as a sanctuary for those escaping slavery and colonialism.



In the 1800s, the Great Dismal Swamp was a 2,000 square mile tangle of dense brush, swamps and bogs between Virginia and North Carolina. As early as the 1600s, Native Americans, runaway slaves and even white indentured servants used the swamp as a refuge to avoid bondage and…

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South African artist Sibahle Nkumbi assaulted & pushed down stairs by racist asshole

Posted on July 11, 2017 at 11:01am 0 Comments

It seems like every other day there's another story about racism and Airbnb. The latest revolves around South African visual artist Sibahle Steve Nkumbi, who was captured on video being thrown down a staircase while leaving an Airbnb she and a few friends had rented out in Amsterdam. Nkumbi came to the city to work an exhibit at the Stedelijk Museum with Zanele Muholi, and…

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Civil rights activist Gloria Richardson Dandridge had no time for the madness

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Gloria Richardson Dandridge is a civil rights icon best known for leading the 1960s Cambridge Movement in Cambridge, Maryland. Dandridge, who was initially reluctant to join actions organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) because she disagreed with their non-violence regulations, became the spokesperson for and helped create the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee, the first adult-led affiliate of SNCC, in order to fight segregation in the city.…

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KKK's march to protest removal of Confederate statue was outnumbered by counter-protest

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Charlottesville, VA. was fired up and ready to go over the weekend when throngs of protesters flooded the downtown area to resist the presence of supporters and members of Loyal White Knights of Ku Klux Klan. Escorted by police in riot gear, 30-50 Klansmen marched their hoods and Confederate flags through the streets to gather at Justice Park, but were met with boos and jeers from more than 1,000 counter-protesters who yelled, “Go home racists!” and while many…

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