“Black people did not "come to this country seeking a better life.” They were kidnapped from their homes in Africa, dragged in chains and loaded onto slave ships–treated not like human beings but like things, commodities to be traded and used to.
Another way to think about it... there were people during the civil rights movement who probably still knew living relatives that were slaves. Those who survived the years of segregation still live among and raised the current generation. Time hasn't caught up to healing that sort of systematic oppression--not even close.
The 100 Most Influential Figures in American History
MEMORIES OF SLAVERY 2 Toledo women share slavery history Narratives recorded in mid-1930s Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2016/02/21/2-Toledo-women-lent-voices-to-WPA-project.html#TIGsl6TEGXAtJS3P.99
Commenting on his photography 4 the Black Panther Movement in the UK, photographer Neil Kenlock recalls “Pple were calling us all sorts of names in the streets & painting graffiti everywhere. In school, there was no black history.If you asked the teache