Untold History of Five Massacres of Blacks in the U.S.
Untold History of Five Massacres of Blacks in the U.S. - Continuing our month long series on The Untold History, we share details of five of the worst histories of massacres of Blacks in the United States. Most of us are aware that hundreds were slaughtered in Tulsa. This is a history that must be taught to our children and the government agencies must also acknowledge these genocidal crimes. Similarly in Rosewood, Florida false claims of assault on a white woman lead to another battle and slaughter. The same in Colfax, Louisiana took place as black Republicans fought off white Democrats over a disputed election. On an army base in Mississippi, the 364 Black Infantry Regiment was nearly wiped out, killing as many as 1227 in a disputed record of a massacre. And the Navy prosecuted survivors of a munitions explosion that killed 320, mostly black sailors during WWII. We vow to keep the memories of all these and more who suffered from the hands of genocide, abuse and cover up by agencies of this nation and civilians alike. (LIBMP3-3536)