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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.

The Ku Klux Active | Photo Credit | New York Tribute/ Archives

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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Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Allison Gaines

Allison Gaines

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