Eighty-five years in the past, a crowd of a number of thousand white folks gathered in Jackson County, Florida, to take part within the lynching of a person named Claude Neal. The poet L. Lamar Wilson grew up there, however did not find out about Claude Neal till he was in highschool. When he heard the story, he knew he needed to do one thing. Our last story about black resistance this month is about resisting the urge to neglect historical past, even when remembering is extremely painful.
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