Category: american history

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The Genocide Convention and “We Charge Genocide”

On June 26, 1945, the United States, along with other nations, signed the Charter of the United Nations which mandates that its members work towards the maintaining of international peace, upholding international law, and working to secure and maintain equality and equity by “promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.” Three … Read More The Genocide Convention and “We Charge Genocide”

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We Must Not Remain Silent: Lillian Smith’s “Address to White Liberals”

Whenever I go to the Lillian E. Smith Center, I take time to look around, and inevitably, I always find something new that I’ve somehow missed in my previous trips. Usually, scan the numerous books that Smith has in her library, her bedroom, and elsewhere. During a recent trip, I picked up Bucklin Moon’s Primer for White Folks (1945), a book I’d picked up … Read More We Must Not Remain Silent: Lillian Smith’s “Address to White Liberals”

Conversation with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell about “March”

Over the course of this semester in my Multicultural America Literature course, I have had conversations with various authors and scholars such as Kiku Hughes (Displacement), Lila Quintero Weaver (Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White), Eir-Anne Edgar and Michael Dando discussing Maus, Jennifer Morrison discussing Of Love and Dust, and more. We concluded the course by reading John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate … Read More Conversation with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell about “March”

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Fannie Lou Hamer in “March”: Part III

Over the last couple of posts, I’ve looked at the depiction of Fannie Lou Hamer’s 1964 speech in front of the Credentials Committee at the Democratic National Convention in John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell’s March Trilogy. Today, I want to finish up that discussion by examining what occurred after Hamer’s speech and the ways that Lewis, Aydin, and Powell depict what happened. … Read More Fannie Lou Hamer in “March”: Part III

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Fannie Lou Hamer in “March”: Part II

In the last post, I started looking at the ways that John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell depict Fannie Lou Hamer’s speech in front of the Credentials Committee at the Democratic National Convention in 1964. Today, I want to finish looking at that sequence, focusing on the latter part of Hamer’s speech and moving into her interaction with Hubert H. Humphrey later during … Read More Fannie Lou Hamer in “March”: Part II