White Home Revisits Unsolved Civil Rights Period Circumstances, Publicizes Nominees to Evaluate Board • EBONY

Almost every African American in the US knew about Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race massacre in 1921. We also knew that no one had ever been there
indicted for the killings and denied all insurance claims.

But it took the Congressional hearing last month – almost 100 years later – and
Guardians of HBO (the massacre was in the opening scene) – for everyone
otherwise care?

The black community has been complaining about this for almost a century
Failure to act in unsolved, racially motivated murders of civilians
Right era. Thanks to a new generation of uncompromising black
Politicians (who we elected to office) and prosecutors who
urged that these cases be heard; we have made some changes in the
last two decades. In 1996, a federal grand jury opened the Alabama
Bomb attack on a church in which four girls were killed
Convictions in 2000.

But time is of the essence, like many of the aging white defendants
die and things don’t move fast enough.

Today the White House has its first nominees for the
Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board, which was signed into law
last year, ironically, by former President Donald Trump.

The nominees are Clayborne Carson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Stanford Centennial Professor of History (Emeritus), who dedicated his life to King and the movements he inspired; Gabrielle Dudley, a teaching archivist at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library at Emory University, who is also a founding member of the Atlanta Black Archives Alliance; Henry Klibanoff, a veteran journalist who won a 2007 Pulitzer Prize in history for The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation, a book he co-authored on reporting the civil rights struggle in the South, and who is also the founder of Buried Truths, a history podcast that focuses on the injustices inflicted on African Americans; and Margaret Burnhamwho has served as a state judge, civil rights attorney, and human rights officer, and is currently a law professor at Northeastern University School of Law and founder and director of the Northeastern University Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project.

The board of directors is authorized to release government files
and summoning new testimonies in hopes of reopening civil rights
Cases and uncovering secrets of why these cases were
never examined. The White House hopes the Senate will move quickly
nominated because the law was passed almost unanimously by both parties

The world needs an official report on the atrocities that have occurred
to blacks during the civil rights era. No more word of mouth. No more
“She said he said”.

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This observation is why Nelson Mandela started
the truth and reconciliation hearings in South Africa with Rev.
Desmond Tutu – to create a formal document of the atrocities committed during apartheid
so that whites cannot look back 100 years from now to dismiss it as “not that”

Perhaps this can be the beginning of something similar.

With the current White House administration, we could have just that.

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