If you’re interested in learning about a woman of many firsts, the most prominent achievement being the first Black woman judge in America then my Jane Bolin Black History Short is for you.
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If you’re interested in learning about the Mason-Dixon Line and how the border it created between Northern and Southern states played a role in defining the land of freedom versus bondage, then my Fugitive Slave Acts Black History Short is for you.
“The Sun Does Shine” is an autobiography written by Anthony Ray Hinton about his life and experience as a wrongfully convicted man. At the age of 29, Hinton was arrested in connection with a string of robberies that left two people dead. A poor Black man living in Alabama, Hinton was unable to independently afford an attorney or mount a vigorous defense. Convicted and sentenced to death, Hinton would spend the next 28 years fighting for his freedom and his life.
If you’re interested in learning about the first Black woman to serve as a federal judge then my Constance Baker Motley Black History Short is for you.
In the May 2020 edition of Noire News, I share some feel good stories about folks who are doing some good in the midst of COVID. There are also a few feature stories about the injustice system, progress in Sudan, and Joe Biden’s ignorance. As always there’s also a monthly memorial for those we’ve lost during the month.