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The "Scottsboro Stories" blog reflects the writings, photographs, arrangements, opinions and musings of me, Garry L. Morgan, only. I do not represent the Scottsboro Boys Museum or the Scottsboro Multicultural Foundation - the parent organization of the Scottsboro Boys Museum. I receive no profit from this endeavor. This blog is for educational purposes and that of open expression about racial and sexual discrimination, institutional and personal racism and the deadliest war of all time - "The Culture War."


SCOTTSBORO BOYS MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER OPENING STORIES

The Ledger: "Scottsboro, Ala., Museum Opens to Mark a Shameful Case " http://www.theledger.com/article/20100221/NEWS/2215011


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Womens History Month - March 2015


"“Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” is the theme for National Women’s History Month 2015.
The theme presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories – individually and collectively – into the essential fabric of our nation’s history." Brochure - http://www.nwhp.org/wp-content/uploads/2015_brochure.pdf


IN HONOR OF WOMEN HISTORY MONTH 2015 Inspirational Quotes By Famous Women



Secretary of the Air Force: Women's History Month




Deaf Women History Month - 2015


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Black History Month 2015

Why Do We Need Black History Month?



EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE - "CONFRONTING  THE LEGACY OF RACIAL TERROR"
An Alabama-based racial justice group is courting controversy for its plan to mark the locations where white mobs hung African-American men, women and children from trees and telephone poles in southern U.S. states for more than 70 years. The Equal Justice Initiative has compiled an inventory of 3,959 victims of “racial terror lynchings” that occurred in 12 Southern states from 1877 to 1950.
http://www.ibtimes.com/black-history-month-2015-racial-justice-group-plans-mark-thousands-sites-where-blacks-1811260

From the report - "...racial terror lynching was much more prevalent than previously reported."  http://www.eji.org/files/EJI%20Lynching%20in%20America%20SUMMARY.pdf

African American Lynching Victims by State, 1877-1950
Alabama 326
Arkansas 503
Florida 331
Georgia 586
Kentucky 154
Louisiana 540
Mississippi 576
North Carolina 102
South Carolina 164
Tennessee 225
Texas 376
Virginia 76
Total 3959

Lynchings were not restricted to the south as shown by this 1930 lynching in Marion, Indiana.


            
   SCOTTSBORO BOYS MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER
(photo by G. Morgan)
Every Sunday in February - The Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center will present programs begining at 2:30 pm.  Presented in the community where the Civil Rights era as we know it today began in America. Experience historically significant events from nationally known writers and speakers. Location and directions: 428 W. Willow St., Scottsboro, Al., 35768


Eric Garner being strangled to death by NYC Police (fair use for non-profit news reporting - photo by Ramsey Orta, video )
A discussion on Race & Police: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/government/criminal-justice/police-reasonable-force-brutality-race-research-review-statistics#

A couple of other takes from Black Folk.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech at Stanford University, April 16, 1967 - "The Other America"




Martin Luther King's Final Speech: 'I've Been to the Mountaintop' 

Monday, November 10, 2014

2014 American Indian Heritage Month



Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Poster for 2014
The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) developed the theme for this year’s National American Indian Heritage Month observance products: “Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.”

Mr. Robert Brown, DEOMI (Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute) illustrator, describes the artistic design of this year’s National American Indian Heritage Month Observance poster: “A people and their culture are often preserved and communicated through artifacts, ancient writing and art. I felt the featured items were inspiring representatives of the rich and lasting history of American Indian and Native Alaskan culture. The top and bottom borders were taken from a pictorial notation of an Ojibwa music board found in the archives of the Library of Congress. The bird carving from a single piece of wood is a rare war helmet from the Tlingit people of southeast Alaska. The helmet, rediscovered in December 2013 in the Springfield Science Museum archives, is one of approximately only 95 left in existence today. Beginning as protection for Tlingit warriors in battle, war helmets today serve the Tlingit as healing reminders of their rich and ancient history,” said Mr. Brown.

In accordance with Public Law 101-343, National American Indian Heritage Month honors the many contributions and accomplishments of American Indians and Alaska Natives. During November, we remember the legacy of the first Americans and celebrate their vibrant culture and heritage. Since the Revolutionary War, Native Americans and Alaska Natives have played a vital role in our country’s freedom and security. They proudly serve in all departments of the United States Government today.

From the Aleutian Islands to the Florida Everglades, American Indians and Alaska Natives have contributed immensely to our country's heritage. During National American Indian Heritage Month, we commemorate their enduring achievements and reaffirm the vital role American Indians and Alaska Natives play in enriching the character of our Nation.

In 1976, the United States’ bicentennial year, Congress passed a resolution authorizing President Ford to proclaim a week in October as “Native American Awareness Week.” On October 8, 1976, he issued his presidential proclamation doing so. Since then, Congress and the President have observed a day, a week or a month in honor of the American Indian and Alaska Native people. And while the proclamations do not set a national theme for the observance, they do allow each federal department and agency to develop their own ways of celebrating and honoring the nation’s American Indian heritage.