Happy Birthday Fred Hampton, Maywood’s Native Son

Friday, August 30, 2019 || By Dr. Rhonda Sherrod || OPINION || @maywoodnews

Escaping the American South wasn’t easy for many African Americans who fled North during the Great Migration.  In her stunning, award-winning book The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson chronicles the myriad ways White Southerners tried to prevent Blacks from leaving the land white people called Dixie. 

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Fred Hampton And The Black Panthers Took Thomas Jefferson At His Word

Thursday, July 4, 2019 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Black Panthers on the capitol steps in Olympia, Wa. in 1969. They were protesting gun legislation. | Courtesy Washington State Archives / Via The Trace

In his last public letter — released two weeks before his death on July 4, 1826 — Thomas Jefferson praised the Declaration of Independence, a document he had drafted a half-century earlier, as “an instrument, pregnant with our own and the fate of the world.” 

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