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  • February 3, 2022
1919 Lynching in Moberly, MO

Though lynching is depicted as occurring mainly in the Jim Crow South, such horrific acts were not confined to that region. Just as deadly was the racism of the Midwest, codified in Black Laws and demonstrated in discrimination, harassment and lynchings.v

  • February 8, 2021

I grew up in the southeast corner of Indiana, right on the Ohio River, with Kentucky in one direction and Ohio in the other. It was a small town, I graduated high school in a class of about one hundred. Being as small as it was, there wasn’t much to do, so we kids had to come up with ways to amuse ourselves. One of these ways was to look at any old house on a hill and furtively whisper, “That house has a cellar that hid runaway slaves.”