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A Time of Terror

ABHM Book Club Presents: A Time of Terror

Dr. James Cameron is the only known survivor of a lynching to write and publish a memoir about such an experience. We will discuss his memoir on February 23, 2023.

Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy during a press conference on Thursday after five fired Memphis Police Officers were charged in the murder of Black motorist (Tyre Nichols.Mark Weber / AP)

Memphis police Scorpion unit is permanently deactivated after Tyre Nichols’ death

After members of the Memphis Police Department street crime unit murdered Tyre Nichols, the unit has been disbanded.

People attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols at the Tobey Skate Park on Jan. 26, in Memphis, Tennessee. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

5 Black officers beat Tyre Nichols. Black Memphis residents say it’s heartbreaking yet familiar.

The recent death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Black officers shines a light on institutionalized racism.

Georgia State Patrol troopers guard construction equipment used in razing eco-activists' squats in the South River Forest near Atlanta

What is ‘Cop City’? How opposition to an Atlanta police center prompted national demonstrations

In Atlanta, the so-called “Copy City, protests are raging after police killed an activist at a peaceful protest.

Screencap of Nikole Hannah-Jones from The 1619 Project

Nikole Hannah-Jones makes a case for reparations with ‘The 1619 Project’ series

One journalist is using her experience as a Black women as a lens through which to teach American history in a Hulu series.

Family members and local activists hold a rally Monday for Tyre Nichols

5 ex-Memphis police officers are charged with murder in Tyre Nichols’ death

5 former Memphis police officers will head to trial for their role in the death of Tyre Nichols, who passed three days after a traffic stop.

Gregory Kafoury and Rose Wakefield after their successful racial discriminations case (Kafoury and McDougal)

Jury Awards $1million to Oregon woman told ‘I don’t serve Black people’

Rose Wakefield has won a racial discrimination cases against an Oregon gas station attendant who refused to serve her.

Cassandra Welchlin at a press conference

Maternal deaths and disparities increase in Mississippi

A recent news conference drew attention to the health disparities faced by pregnant Black women in Mississippi.

Concerns about the AP African American studies class outlined by the Florida Education Department

Here’s what’s in the AP African American Studies course rejected by Florida

The full curriculum for a high school AP African American studies class rejected in Florida is available to anyone.

Kamala Harris

Vice President Harris Delivers Fierce Speech Commemorating 50th Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade

2023 would have been the 50th anniversary Roe vs wade. Instead, the vice president lamented the recent loss of rights after its overturning.

Historic Bronzeville Milwaukee

Historic Bronzeville Milwaukee (Museum Days With ABHM)

Learn about the work being produced at Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories and the tools they’ve created to offer an interactive virtual platform designed to enrich, expand, and share the history of local African American communities.

BLM-protest-Trump

LA police union says officers not at fault in recent deadly arrests

The LA police made a tone deaf statement that blamed victims who died at the hands of police over the first few days of 2023.

Florida governoror Desantis

Florida blocks high school African American studies class

A pilot AP class on African American history has been banned in one Florida high school based on alleged inaccuracies.

Family members and local activists hold a rally Monday for Tyre Nichols

DOJ opens civil rights investigation into traffic stop that preceded Tyre Nichols’ death

The Department of Justice is among several organizations that have opened investigations into the death of Tyre Nichols after a traffic stop.

Zora Neale Hurston

How a new film captured Zora Neale Hurston’s radical authenticity

PBS has released a new film detailing the life of Black American novelist and feminist Zora Neale Hurston.

Schooldhildren singing

Permission Slip for Students to Learn Black National Anthem Receives Mixed Reactions from Parents

A Black history course that requires permission from Florida students’ parents has ruffled feathers for multiple reasons.

Relatives of Tyre Nichols at a news conference

Family of Memphis man who died after traffic stop ask police to release video

The family of Tyre Nichols is demanding to see police footage of the traffic stop that led to the young man’s death.

Dr. King in front of a crowd

‘I Have a Dream’ is MLK’s most radical speech — not because of what he said then, but because of how America has changed since

Dr. King spoke passionately about integration, a radical idea that has yet to be fully achieved and still disturbs some people.

A crowd at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial

On King’s holiday, daughter calls for bold action over words

Rev. Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., spoke to a crowd about the lack of progress made by the civil rights movement.

Young Thug performing

Black rappers call out double standard of using hip-hop lyrics as evidence in rapper Young Thug’s criminal trial

Young Thug’s lyrics are used in a trial that alleges YSL members such as the rapper are affiliated with a gang involved with human trafficking.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hugs his wife Coretta

Boston unveils new sculpture honoring Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King

The city of Boston has recently revealed a new statue depicting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King.