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From Will Brown To Michael Brown: The Historic Success of the American Justice System

The 13th amendment to the United State Constitution states the following: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Immediately we must note the inherent contradiction present in this historic document. […]

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From Slavery To… Slavery: The Black Experience In America

   The first Afrikans taken by Europeans to the land that would become the United States came here on this, “The Good Ship Jesus”   We were subjected to inhumane conditions so…    At every chance we got, we fought! The first generations of Afrikans brought here were NOT slaves; they were AFRIKANS wanting to […]

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Mukasa Speaks! A Present Day Speech From The Man Who Coined “Black Power!”

Whaddup my African people? Have you ever wondered what the greats from the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movements would say about the USA in 2013? Well, this weekend WFTF has had the honor to be in the presence of history. A founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a founder of […]

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Field History Profile: The 4 Little Girls +1 and the Bombing of the 16th St. Baptist Church

In the early 1960s Birmingham, Alabama was the most racially segregated city in all of these United States. Along with that came the title of being the city with the longest history of racial violence. Constant bombings of Black homes also earned the city the moniker of “Bombingham” and the brutal attack on the Freedom […]

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A Message From The Great Nina Simone

  “I think what you’re trying to ask is why am I so insistent upon… giving out to them that BLACK-ness, that BLACK-power, that BLACK pushing them to identify with black culture; I think that’s what you’re asking. I have no choice over it; in the first place, to me we are the most beautiful […]

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Happy Birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Video)

We at Wisdom From The Field would like to wish a happy birthday to one of the world-renown martyrs of the Civil Rights Movement and soldiers of service to our community, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is only appropriate that we share what may be one of his most heart touching, motivational, and pride […]

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Field History Profile: Colorblind Racism and the Murders of Viola Liuzzo and Jean Seberg

Hello all you peeps out there in The Field and welcome to another Field History Profile. Today I wanted to drop some wisdom about two figures whose stories show the colorblind fury of racism in our nation’s history. These two figures are Viola Liuzzo and Jean Seberg; two women whose lives and legacies would be […]

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Field History Profile: Black Education in the Rural South

In today’s Field History Profile, I am taking you back to the rural South in the early 1900s. Segregation is the way of the land and the way of the educational system as well. For a long time there were no opportunities for Black youth to seek a proper elementary or high school education. This […]

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Field History Profile: An American Tragedy, The Bombing of Osage Ave.

The subject of this Field History Profile is one that may come a bit unbelievable to some. Today I take you back to May 13, 1985, the day that Philadelphia police dropped a 4 pound bomb made of US military-grade C-4 on the small neighborhood near Osage Ave, killing numerous men, women, and children alike […]

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Field History Profile: the Lowndes County Freedom Organization aka the Original Black Panther Party

Lowndes County, Alabama was a small county which consisted of about 15,000 people in 1966. During this time, its racial make-up was 80% so-called Negroes and merely 20% white, however, the entire county was controlled by whites. Statistics from 1960 reveal that while there were only 1,900 possible white voters, 118% of these whites voted. […]

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