This is the true history behind the calls for prison reform. Our country used abusive laws, peonage, to force Black Americans into slave-like conditions under the guise of law enforcement and prison sentences.
#BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory – these are a collection of stories that are NOT taught in American schools. Racism, colorism, prejudice are woven into the very fabric of our culture and society. As a teacher, I used these stories to educate my students on the realities of this existence. I wanted them aware and prepared for the evil and injustice laying before their eyes. With category will exemplify those lessons as I share the work of myself and others for all to read.