The Slave-based Economy: Slavery the Source of White Real Estate and Power

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series How Whites Hold Blacks Back

To discuss race and real estate, we must go back to the beginning of white land use in America, when the South was a slave-based economy.

Racial disparity: Institutional Racism from Black Codes to the Present

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series How Whites Hold Blacks Back

Institutional racism didn't end in 1865. The present racial disparity is the result of segregation policies starting with black codes, then Jim Crow; some that lasted well into the 1970s, others that have been created since and are in place today

Revisionist History and Slavery as Entertainment at The Black America Show

Nate Salsbury's Slavery Spectacular! Showed off the “Fun-Loving Darky of Old Slavery Days.” Really. So began revisionist history and nostalgia for the antebellum South.

A Few Books and Movies About Slavery I Can Recommend

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Slavery on My Mind

A rather random list of books and movies about slavery, I know, but It's my list. If you want a longer list, google it.

What Would Black History Look Like if the Reconstruction Had Continued?

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Slavery on My Mind

If the Federal Army had stayed in the South longer, if the Reconstruction had lasted longer, if America didn't experience the century-long setback that came after the Federal Army left, what would black history look like now?

The Meridian Race Riot of 1871: the Failure of the Rickety Reconstruction

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Slavery on My Mind

The Meridian race riot of 1871 illustrates the battles between freedmen and the KKK and other white supremacists in the South during the Reconstruction era.

The Reconstruction: Federal Army, Carpetbaggers, and Blacks in Office

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Slavery on My Mind

Then, in 1875, federal army and the carpetbaggers leave, the KKK wins, Black Codes are put in place and the Jim Crow era begins. The Reconstruction is barely even mentioned in history textbooks.

Slaveholders, Militant Immediatists and Others on the Abolition Spectrum

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Slavery on My Mind

White Slaveholders, Black slaveholders, gradualists, immediatists, persuasive abolitionists,moral abolitionists and those who wanted all blacks shipped to Liberia -- they covered a broad spectrum of opinions that ranged from pro slavery to unconditional freedom.

Free People of Color: Before Abolition It Was a Freedom with Qualifications

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Slavery on My Mind

Before the abolition of slavery, freedom didn't mean the same thing for free people of color as it meant for whites. There were lots of formal and informal restrictions.

What Is Good History Education: Civil War Battles or Why They Were Fought?

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Slavery on My Mind

In good history education, the focus is not the war itself. (In this case the American Civil War.) It's why it was fought, the effects of a war on the following years, decades, centuries, and most importantly, what we learned from it.