Artis Jo Hines, Jr @johinesjr painting the iconic mural of Alton Sterling on the building of Triple S Food Mart where #altonsterling was killed. Listen closely and you'll here crying of one of Alton's family members. #thedayafter2016 #tda2016 #altonsterling #comingsoon #staytuned #triplesfoodmart #batonrouge #prayformycity #prayforbatonrouge #philandocastile #johonesjr #artistsoninstagram #spraypaintart #graffiti #graffitiart #7.5.17 #documentary #documentarian #notsolongago #nsla
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Not so long ago Denver Smith and Leonard Brown were taking part in a peaceful, unarmed protest at HBCU Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. Protests were ongoing as students fought for a greater voice in school affairs and the resignation of certain administrators. Several student protesters had been arrested the previous night, and the students who entered the administration building on November 16, 1972, sought their release. State police and sheriff’s deputies entered the administration building with firearms and tear gas. Smith and Brown were shot to death by buckshots during a mass demonstration. Louisiana’s governor, Edwin Edwards, ordered the campus closed and declared a state of emergency for Baton Rouge, claiming that these “militant” students posed a threat. National Guard troops and police wearing riot gear patrolled Southern University. The campus was closed for two months after the fatal shootings. Sheriffs denied shooting the young men; Governor Edwards said the fatal shots might have accidentally come from the deputies’ guns, however the official report by State Attorney General William Gust determined that the shots came from a sheriff’s deputy but it couldn’t prove which deputy fired the shot. The students’ deaths remain unsolved and no one has ever been charged. Four decades after their murder Southern University honored the two by awarding them posthumous degrees. #denversmith #leonardbrown #hbcu #swac #southernuniversityjaguars #southernumassacre #southernuniversity #edwinedwards #protest #batonrouge #posthumousdegree #williamgust #notsolongago #nsla
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Hey @dougwright117. Remember this? Miss you dai.😙😙😙 #notsolongago
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Igbo (Ebo) Landing is a historic site at Dunbar Creek on St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia. In 1803 one of the largest mass suicides of enslaved people took place when Igbo captives from what is now Nigeria were taken to the Georgia coast. In May 1803, the Igbo and other West African captives arrived in Savannah, Georgia, on the slave ship the Wanderer. They were purchased for an average of $100 each by slave merchants John Couper and Thomas Spalding to be resold to plantations on nearby St. Simons Island. During the voyage, approximately 75 Igbo slaves rose in rebellion, took control of the ship, drowned their captors, and in the process caused the grounding of the ship in Dunbar Creek. The sequence of events that occurred next remains unclear. It is known only that the Igbo marched ashore, singing these words led by their high chief: "The Water Spirit brought us, the Water Spirit will take us home". They thereby accepted the protection of their god and chose death over the alternative of slavery. At the high chief's direction, they walked into the marshy waters of Dunbar Creek, committing mass suicide. A white overseer on a nearby plantation wrote the first account of the incident. He and another man identified recovered many of the drowned bodies. Only a subset of the 75 Igbo rebels drowned. Thirteen bodies were recovered, but others remained missing, and some may have survived the suicide episode, making the actual numbers of deaths uncertain. The mutiny and subsequent suicide by the Igbo people was called by many locals the first freedom march in the history of the United States. #igbo #ebo #igbolanding #ebolanding #dunbarcreek #nigeria #slavery #suicide #masssuicide #rebellion #plantation #westafrica #nigeria #mutiny #beyonce #lovedrought #notsolongago #nsla
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The town was paper, but the memories were real-paper towns #memories #notsolongago #seattle #unforgetable #unforgetablemoments
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