The Black Panther Party: To Feed Our Children (1969)

Bill Whitfield of the Kansas City Black Panther Party Serving Free Breakfast, April 16, 1969 Image Ownership: Public domain In the editorial below that first appeared in the Black Panther Party newspaper in April 1969, the leaders of the Party make the case for the … Read MoreThe Black Panther Party: To Feed Our Children (1969)

William Hooper Councill’s Letter to the White People of Alabama, 1901

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Most scholars of today imagine Booker T. Washington as the major accommodationist and black political conservative of the era.  There were others including Professor William Hooper Councill, the founder and  first President of the Huntsville Normal School which today is Alabama … Read MoreWilliam Hooper Councill’s Letter to the White People of Alabama, 1901

(1998) Anne Wortham, “Martin Luther King’s Flawed Dream”

Annually, throughout the month of February, known as Black History Month, Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice punctuates the airwaves like a public-service announcement, delivering his “I Have a Dream”’ speech at the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C. What listeners usually hear … Read More(1998) Anne Wortham, “Martin Luther King’s Flawed Dream”

(1901) William Hannibal Thomas on the American Negro

“Image Ownership: Pubilc Domain” Nineteenth Century black conservative William Hannibal Thomas was a Civil War veteran, Reconstruction era South Carolina politician, and U.S. counsel to Portuguese Southwest Africa (Angola).  He is most famous however as the author of the 1901 book, The American Negro: What … Read More(1901) William Hannibal Thomas on the American Negro