Captains and lieutenants have the duty to keep the peace but often see this as a carte blanche to “get rid of the riff-raff”. That’s what happened on that fateful day.
African-American and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
Here is our collection of articles concerned with African-Americans and Democracy. Few ongoing crisis in American elections have more importance to the integrity of the democracy than the imperative of ensuring voting rights for African-Americans. Also see Democracy Chronicles articles on African-American Voting Rights, the Civil Rights Era, Minority Voting, and our unfortunate category: Racism.
If selected and effectively confirmed, Shana Broussard would be the first African American to serve on the six-member US Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Nearly 100 years after one of the worst racial massacres in United States history, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma remains highly segregated.
Tulsi Gabbard’s run for Presidency is inscribed in America’s search for a female president underpinned by openness to gender equality.
Robert Smith shocked the students at the historically black, all-male Morehouse College Sunday when he announced pay off student debts of all 400 graduates.
Director John Singleton made the Oscar-nominated “Boyz N the Hood” and continued to probe the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles.
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the “shame” he felt that some white people “kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents.”
Chicago will become the largest U.S. city to elect a black woman as mayor. The winner will join seven other black women currently serving as mayors.
Through engaging scholars in the many fields, the initiative looks at how changing demographics will shape the future political, social and fiscal landscape.
Democracy Fund releases African American Media Today: Building the Future from the Past, a look at the origins of Black press in the US and its future.