Towards A Neo-Moreheadism

Towards A Neo-Moreheadism

By 1840, when John Motley Morehead took office as governor of North Carolina, the illiteracy rate for white North Carolinians was 26%. Based on nationwide studies, we can infer that the illiteracy rate for enslaved Blacks could not have been lower than 95%. The state...
Pistol Permits and Jim Crow?

Pistol Permits and Jim Crow?

Was the pistol permit law of 1919 an important part of “Jim Crow” efforts to deny access to arms for African Americans? That is not the real story. Public weapons possession was generally prohibited in England since the Statute of Northampton (1328) which...

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