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How the Opelousas Massacre Rolled Back Progress for Black Americans

In 1868 White men killed nearly 250 Black people to stop them from exercising their right to vote. Let’s unpack this.

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After the Civil War, a period of Reconstruction brought prosperity to many Black people. In The 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones describes this period as…




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Allison Gaines

Allison Gaines

Womanist Scholar ♥︎ bylines @ Zora, Level, Momentum, GEN, EICCultured, AfroSapiophile, CoFounder of #WEOC ☕️

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