When she was just 17, a slave girl called Anarcha was “given” to an ambitious young medic, along with two other slaves named Lucy and Betsey. They were branded “breeders” and forced to undergo torture in the form of gynecological experiments. Statues have been put up in honor of their torturer—the so-called “father of gynecology” James Marion Sims—yet, their names have been expunged from the medical history books.
Mississippi State Auditor Shad White called into a SuperTalk radio show on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. He and host Paul Gallo criticized attorney Rob McDuff’s legal argument, but did not say what it is—that the existing state law against teachers strikes pointedly does not apply to James Thomas’ actions.