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Where justice is denied
where poverty is enforced
where ignorance prevails
and where one class
is made to feel that society
is an organized conspiracy
to oppress, rob
and denigrate them
nor property will be safe.
– Frederick Douglass
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One Sunday morning. After the second line. Walking back to my car. You just never know what you are going to find along the way. In this neighborhood, many of the houses have been repaired. But, just. They are functional houses that were brought back after the storm. Some are still boarded up. Waiting for […]
Take these statues down. I like Mitch.
“So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war,” President Abraham Lincoln famously said upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, in 1862.
Of course, we cannot know for certain if these were Lincoln’s exact words to Stowe, but the quote endures, even if it is folklore, because it expresses a fundamental truth about the popularity and the persuasiveness of Stowe’s book, which, at that point, was more than a decade old.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a phenomenally successful book. In its first year, it sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States, the equivalent of around 4.1 million copies today (though if you adjust the number to account for the proportion of the population who could legally purchase a book in 1852, it’d be at Harry Potter levels).
Its influence and its lasting legacy are impossible to overstate. A…
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Originally posted on Karma Is A Funny Thing: Anxiety. It overwhelms me. Last night was the worst in a long time. I lost three hours of sleep because of it. Alone with my thoughts and not sure what to do with myself… My husband took our kids to his Mother’s for a visit..an overnight. It…
The little cat. You liked him. I really liked him. So, I made a bunch of pictures. These are some of them. They are about getting ready before the second line. And, the first few minutes after the club hits the streets. Here’s how it goes. The clubs and supporting krews meet somewhere to finish […]
This picture says it all. About getting your hair cut. About getting photographed. About being forced to do anything. I’m not exactly sure about the interaction between the barber and his customer, but the man with the shears has a pretty good grip on the kid’s head. While the barber was cool with my work, his customer […]
By Robert Mann Among dozens of moments that define the historic, consequential presidency of Barack Obama was his moving eulogy of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., in June 2015. Pinckney and eight of his parishioners had died days earlier, victims of a young man’s violent racism. It […]
By Robert Mann During almost 20 years working in the U.S. Senate, I learned how simple acts — a phone call, a letter, a face-to-face conversation — can influence a member of Congress. When I worked in Sen. John Breaux’s Baton Rouge office, we sometimes took 100-plus phone calls a day on an issue. That was […]