Tennessee Governor Haslam has granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown, who was serving a life sentence in prison for a murder she committed at 16-years-old.
“I was that girl who always felt like she needed to be superwoman. I thought that I needed to do it all, be it all, and do everything perfectly. I know I’m not the only one who has ever felt this way.”
You work all day, come home, eat something, unwind, go to sleep, and do it all over again. Before you know it, you’re caught in this cycle and your life has become the one word childhood dreams and imaginations dread: mundane.
Too often, Black history focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their contributions. This is true in mainstream narratives of black nationalist movements in the United States.
George H.W. Bush got elected president after a campaign marked by the infamous Willie Horton ad, about a black murderer who raped a white woman while on a weekend furlough from prison. On the other side of the racial ledger, Bush appointed Gen. Colin Powell as the first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Slave Societies Digital Archive holds approximately 600,000 images dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries.