This woman is as the kids say "spittin' fire!" and is giving more real talk than I have ever heard. She really gets to the heart of the matter and that is a rare communicative skill indeed for those that are not deflecting and obfuscating:
For decades, what happened in Greenwood was willfully buriedin history. Piecing together archival maps and photographs, with guidance from historians, The New York Times constructed a 3-D model of the Greenwood neighborhood as it was before the destruction. The Times also analyzed census data, city directories, newspaper articles, and survivor tapes and testimonies from that time to show the types of people who made up the neighborhood and contributed to its vibrancy.
Thanks for providing this perspective. Progress seems not just slow, but fleeting.
That's my thought, and why I felt it was important to share what I learned - that very day. Full disclosure: I grew up in Montgomery, grade- and high-school anyway, maybe two hour's drive from Marion? Less to Selma. In my exceptionally rare contemporary encounters with classmates, it seems racism has gotten much, much worse there since the 80's. I don't know for sure because I'm not there - and won't be - but the overarching theme is overt racism. Racism that was kept under wraps when I was there - even though it was institutionalized in all manner of government policies - seems now to be out in the open. I think President Obama had a lot to do with that, which makes it even more disgusting.
I'm kind of wondering if SFW would be interested in doing a design that includes Jimmie Lee Jackson and George Floyd. Both mens' deaths, and their connection through, what, three generations now?, show just how little progress we have made. c.
What We Know About Ronald Greeneâs Death The Louisiana State Police said Mr. Greene died in 2019 from crashing his S.U.V. during a police chase, but video footage shows troopers shocking, choking and beating him.