Robert Reed Church was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi to an interracial union. His father, Charles B. Church, was a Steamboat Captain. His mother, Emmeline, was an enslaved mistress. In 1865, Robert and his wife Louisa Church, a former slave, settled in Memphis–where they both became entrepreneurs. Louisa opened up a string of Beauty Parlors, and Robert acquired a saloon. During the Memphis Race Riot … Continue reading Memphis’ Church Park, Founded by the South’s First Black Millionaire.
Mitch McConnell didn’t think that there is a need for reparations, because he felt that America was past racism. Why? Because we elected Barack Obama. Mitch doesn’t think that people in America today should even have to deal with the issue of slavery and America’s original sin, because all those evil slave owners are dead. Thankfully, he was given a history lesson today by Ta-Nehisi … Continue reading A TIME FOR REPARATIONS