Historical Events ICYMT Slavery Uncategorized

Forced Labor and Legal Loopholes: Conviction and Forced Labor After the 13th Amendment and Vagrancy Act of 1866

The Vagrancy Act of 1866 and the 13th Amendment are connected through their impact on the legal status and treatment of individuals considered vagrants or [more…]

Historical Figures Music Slavery Uncategorized

Blind Tom Wigging, Musical Prodigy Who Suffered Exploitation At The Hands Of Those Who Enslaved Him

Thomas Greene Wiggins, known as “Blind Tom,” was a musical prodigy born into slavery. Despite his blindness and autism, his musical talent was revealed early, [more…]

Historical Events ICYMT Racial Violence Uncategorized

The Colfax Massacre. Another Time of Bloody Violence During Reconstruction.

The Colfax Massacre of 1873 was a violent incident in Colfax, Louisiana, where an estimated 150 to 300 African Americans were killed. The incident occurred [more…]