On the Civil Rights Memorial are inscribed the names of individuals who lost their lives in the struggle for freedom during the modern Civil Rights Movement - to The martyrs include activists who were targeted for death because of their civil rights work; random victims of vigilantes determined to halt the movement; and individuals who, in the sacrifice of their own lives, brought new awareness to the struggle. The chronology below briefly describes their lives. More information is available at the Civil Rights Memorial Center. George Lee , one of the first black people registered to vote in Humphreys County, used his pulpit and his printing press to urge others to vote. White officials offered Lee protection on the condition he end his voter registration efforts, but Lee refused and was murdered.
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First, some history: When I was a child, watching my pops get ready to go out was something to behold. He would spend hours preparing his mask every morning for whatever crowd, person or community he faced. Even years later, my pops still took longer to get ready than my mother and sister combined, delicately taking a black Sharpie to any stray grays that might pop up in his goatee. My pops would explain that as a young man in the Dominican Republic, you had to work so hard perfecting yourself, preparing your mask, so that when a young European or American woman came through, she might choose you, as he would put it, might take you home with her, like that was your only way out. Later he made his way to New York City, where he met my mother, who is Colombian.
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In a world of fake news and alternative facts, fabricated fears can have serious consequences. Tyson writes that Carolyn Bryant Donham — who was married to one of the men who killed Till in — admitted in that the black teen never verbally or physically abused her. That lie led to Till being beaten beyond recognition, shot in the head, having his eyes gouged out and a pound cotton gin fan tied to his neck with barbed wire before being thrown in the nearby Tallahatchie River.
Top definition. A mud shark is any white girl who, due to peculiarities in her psyche, dates only black men. There are two distinct types of mud sharks : Type I Mud Sharks the most common are fat girls with little or no education who, rather than dating a white guy from the bottom of the heap, go for a mid range or low-end black man. Type II Mud Sharks less common are good-looking girls usually blonde who are trying to make a statement by dating a black man. Usually type II's are trying to make daddy mad.