Momentum
Published in

Momentum

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…

--

--

--

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.

Recommended from Medium

Winston Churchill, The man behind the Bengal genocide.

5 Strange Places Where the Big Idea Came To Life

The Original Muscle Beach and Pudgy Stockton

Pudgy Stockton lifting a barbell at Muscle Beach

Malcolm: From ‘Little’ to ‘X’

Sri Aurobindo in Maharashtra — Mumbai

Some interesting facts on how few idioms were born

#TIL: Auto-Rickshaw: A marriage of innovations in post-independence India

This day in history

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Allison Gaines

Allison Gaines

Womanist Scholar ♥︎ bylines @ Zora, Level, Momentum, GEN, EICCultured, AfroSapiophile, CoFounder of #WEOC allisonthedailywriter.com ☕️ ko-fi.com/allyfromnola

More from Medium

Why Don't Louisiana Public Schools Teach About The 1953 Bus Boycott?

Kyle Rittenhouse and The Embrace of Extremism

The United States Has Always Been Dystopian For Black People

Louisiana Judge Resigns In Disgrace —  Blames Her Racist Outburst on Sedatives