Tag Archives: Jim Crow Laws

Rosa Parks Arrest Record

Today, Smithsonian Magazine publishes the arrest record of Civil Rights figure Rosa Parks. Parks became a household name and pivotal figure in the Civil Rights movement when, on December 1, 1955, she refused to move from the “whites section” of … Continue reading

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Why 1950s America was *Not* Magical!!

I’m at home today nursing some killer allergies and recuperating from the end of the school year. As such, I have spent the day browsing the web and watching bad television. I suppose it’s not all bad – I’ve watched the … Continue reading

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