Reflecting on the Charleston Syllabus One Year Later
by Chad Williams, Kidada Williams and Keisha N. Blain
How 3 educators tried to put the Charleston massacre into historical perspective online.
SOURCE: Imperial & Global Forum
Charleston Shooting Exposes America’s Pro-Apartheid Cold War Past
by R. Joseph Parrott
To win friends during the Cold War Rhodesia and South Africa, playing up its anti-communism, courted the white south.
The Persistence of Myth in Southern Politics and Life
by Ron Briley
The notion that the Civil War and Reconstruction were foisted upon a defenseless South by a tyrannical central government retains considerable influence in a Southern ideology of persecution.
Dylann Roof Was No Lone Madman
by Randall Law
He was a terrorist and he has plenty of company.
Eric Foner says the face of racism now isn’t a slaveowner (interview)
In an interview with Salon he puts Charleston in perspective.
The Long Campaign by White Supremacists to “Take Our Country Back”
by Roy E. Finkenbine
The Civil War ended one hundred and fifty years ago this month. Instead of taking our country back, isn’t it time to take it forward?
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Ed
Chad Williams Crowdsources a Syllabus on the Charleston Shootings
What prompted him? Public conversations about the shooting were generally devoid of the kind of historical knowledge that frames contemporary racial violence and its deep roots. Twitter's helping.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
Terrorism in Charleston
by Jelani Cobb
Beneath this philological fracas lay a truth evident to political speechwriters, eulogists, and news anchors: in times of tragedy, language matters.
The Charleston shooting shows the growing globalization of white nationalism
by Morris Dees and J. Richard Cohen
Americans tend to view attacks like the mass murder in Charleston as isolated hate crimes, but many are connected to a broader movement, says the Southern Poverty Law Center.
SOURCE: The New Republic
Was the Co-Founder of Charleston's Emanuel Church a Victim of Racist Paranoia, Too?
by Jonathan Zimmerman
Some have speculated that Roof chose the historic black church—and even the date of his horrific deed—because it was co-founded by Denmark Vesey, a former slave who was hanged for planning to lead a slave revolt in Charleston on June 16, 1822.
SOURCE: UNC Press Blog
Faith in Charleston
by Steve Estes
The complex history of religion in Charleston serves as both a cautionary tale and a reason for hope.
The Deadly History of “They’re Raping Our Women”
by Jamelle Bouie
Racists have long used rape to defend their worst racist violence.
The Long and Proud History of Charleston’s AME Church
by Manisha Sinha
On the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Juneteenth or June 19, the day many of the enslaved celebrated as the day of emancipation, one might ask, Pray, who is the terrorist here?
SOURCE: The Post and Courier
Church shooting may be most deadly hate crime in South Carolina history
While South Carolina has suffered a long history of racially motivated arson attacks at black churches, some as recently as the late 1990s, the state’s last mass slaying of this scale occurred 139 years ago during the Reconstruction Era.
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