Kimberly Jones lays it out of my thoughts on these issues! Tying together economics, Black history, protests, riots, looters, and racism, in just six minutes.
What she’s talking about:
Black Wall Street
The opening scene of the first episode of HBO’s Watchmen is taken from this history.
(This is also a 1997 movie starring Ving Rhames, and directed by the Black director, John Singelton)
The Red Summer of 1919
Note: As a librarian, I understand the need for research, but I also understand that some information won’t be found, unless you know certain key words. In other words, you have to know what you’re looking for, to be able to find it. This playlist is a 101 of early Black History, just after the Civil War, and following this information will take you into some interesting territories.
A lot of Black History in America is well documented, but not taught in schools. In order to find it, you need to either stumble across it by accident, or someone who already knows, needs to tell you, otherwise how would you know what to look for. So its not so much that things are undocumented, but that things are hidden.
So I encourage you to use the key words in the headers for these videos to find out more.