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h/t Jeffrey J Davis

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It was on this date in 1849 that Harriet Tubman began her journey to freedom.

http://www.harriet-tubman.org/escape/

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"The KKK took six children's lives when they planted at least 15 sticks of dynamite beneath the steps of the 16th St Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama #OTD in 1963.

Four little girls died instantly. Virgil Lamar Ware, 13, was fatally shot by white teenagers coming from a segregationist rally held after the bombing. Johnny Robinson, 16, was fatally shot by police who claimed he threw rocks at a riot sparked by the bombing.

We have not forgotten. Fifty-four years later, the march continues."

Via Southern Poverty Law Center
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In response to the white supremacist bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, Atlanta Constitution-Journal Executive Editor, Gene Patterson wrote this now famous, "A Flower for the Graves."

https://www.poynter.org/news/gene-pattersons-most-famous-column-flower-graves
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In response to the white supremacist bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, Atlanta Constitution-Journal Executive Editor, Gene Patterson wrote this now famous, "A Flower for the Graves."

https://www.poynter.org/news/gene-pattersons-most-famous-column-flower-graves

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It was on this date in 1857 that Utah militiamen and local Native-Americans massacred 120 emigrants, mostly from Arkansas, in what became known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
https://mountainmeadowsmassacre.com/what-is-the-mountain-meadows-massacre
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