BWC Voices

The Hate They Censor: Purging KKK Truth and Angie Thomas to Bury Lessons of History

Donna Ladd writes that young adults reading a book that explains the origins of the Klan in Pulaski, Tenn., and how it became a white-terrorist “Invisible Empire” under Nathan Bedford Forrest is unacceptable in white suburbs in Kansas, we learn. They don’t think teenagers can handle the truth about white terrorist and vigilante groups burning schools and killing and beating teachers here in Mississippi and beyond to stop Black advancement.

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Delaware Native Receives Full Ride to Study Writing in Mississippi through Angie Thomas Scholarship

After completing this year’s application, Andrea Foreman said she wasn’t confident that she would win, but she felt that she’d at least get second or third place. She submitted two books, poetry and an essay for the application compared to the one piece of writing submitted the year prior.  “In the back of my head, I was kinda anxious because I really needed the scholarship, and I needed to win,” she expressed. 

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