Topic: Historical Events

Black and Red Seminoles, A Proud Matriarchal Society

Estilustis and Estecates – Florida’s Black and Red Cowboys, Cattle Herders, and Underground Railroad Conductors of the South. Long before Florida was a U. S. state, it was home to diverse freedom seekers who found refuge from slavery, established thriving communities and prospered on Florida’s frontier. Florida’ original inhabitants were southeastern American Indians who had […]

Lumbee Tribe Defeated KKK and Made History (1958)

The Lumbee Tribe made history January 18, 1958 with the Battle of Hayes Pond.  This was the night the Lumbees defeated the KKK and captured their hate filled banner, and in doing so stopped Klan activity in Robeson County North Carolina. By the mid-1950’s the Civil Rights Movement was gaining momentum and the KKK decided they […]

The Lowry Band Of North Carolina

by William Loren Katz Adapted from Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage © Atheneum, 2012 revised edition.  People of African and Native American descent have played a prominent part in North Carolina history since survivors of the Lost Colony of Roanoke in 1585 found a home among the nearby Lumbee Indians and then took in runaway slaves from […]

The First U.S. Foreign Ambassadors of Good Will

by William Loren Katz Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage In 1803 when President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory from France, he doubled the size of the new United States of America It also gave two Americans — considered unneeded inferior or criminal — a unique opportunity to serve as US ambassadors of good will. Sacajawea, […]

Targeted Courthouse Fires in Amerikkka?

Why were there so many courthouse fires in America in the 18th and 19th centuries? Those “oh so frequent” county court house fires in buildings that seems to have suffered from bouts of spontaneous combustion. The same government buildings that contained land deeds, marriage, birth record, and anything on paper that identifies us legally as […]

Largest Mass Hanging Execution in US History (1862)

Remembering 38 + 2 Dakota Ancestors Their trials were conducted unfairly in a variety of ways. They were executed at Mankato, Minnesota on December 26, 1862 in the largest mass hanging in U.S. history. This day after Christmas is somber for Dakota American Indians marking a travesty of justice over 150 years ago, when 38+2 of […]

Wilmington Massacre, North Carolina, Nov. 10, 1898

Writings of Charles H. Williams Library of the Wisconsin State Historical Society Madison American Terrorism at its finest…The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, […]
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