A ceremony Friday on the north side of Lawrence City Hall honored the lives and memory of three Black men who were murdered by a white mob atop the Kansas River bridge on June 10, 1882.
“Among the atrocities that have faced people of color for centuries, the practice of housing discrimination and redlining is unique in its generational impact on the community,” Roman Jasso writes in this racial justice essay.
“We cannot let history keep repeating itself, so we must educate ourselves on (police brutality in America) and enforce ways to stop it,” January Jackson writes in this racial justice essay.
“From its inception, Hollywood has been systematically dominated by white male filmmakers and producers, catering to a predominantly white audience,” Zora Lotton-Barker writes in this essay.
“I’m scared when my father goes out for a run, or when I see my cousins wearing hoodies. I’m constantly wondering: will one of my family members become a hashtag?” Ryan Brown writes in this essay.
“A Black body is the most disposable body in America. America has proved this time and time again,” Free State High School student Ryan Brown read from her prize-winning essay Tuesday.
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