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On this day in American history, August 9, 1961 — James B. Parsons Nominated First Black Federal Judge in Continental United States

On August 9, 1961, President John F. Kennedy nominated James Benton Parsons as United States District Court Judge for Northern Illinois. At the time, Judge Parsons, a native of Missouri and the great-grandson of enslaved people, was serving as a … Continue reading

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This day in history — March 30, 2018 — No Bloody Friday!

On this day in history, the Equal Racial Justice Initiative’s A History of Racial Injustice – 2018 Calendar, does not report an incident….  I wonder if racist whites ceased their Reign of Terror against Black people because it was Good Friday?  … Continue reading

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