Selma to Montgomery Marches
March on Selma: Amelia Boynton Robinson


Amelia Boynton Robinson describes how the Selma March came to together and what compelled her to get involved. She was fighting for her right to vote.  Dr. Martin Luther King inspired by her treatment and then Jimmy Lee Johnson was killed.  “We are going to march from Montgomery to Selma…” … Continue reading

Leon Trotsky
The Trotsky Testament


“… But whatever may be the circumstances of my death I shall die with unshaken faith in the communist future.” In poor health and fearing he would be assassinated,  Leon Trotsky wrote his final thoughts and feelings on February 27, 1940. The document became known as “Trotsky’s Testament.” At the … Continue reading

Sand Creek Massacre
Sand Creek Massacre: Silas Soule


On November 29, 1864, Captain Soule and his company were with the regiment at Sand Creek, Colorado. A fellow abolitionist, Colonel John Chivington ordered the cavalry to attack Black Kettle’s encampment of Cheyenne and Arapaho there. Soule saw that the Cheyenne were flying the Union flag as a sign of … Continue reading

Sand Creek Massacre
Kit Carson on Sand Creek Massacre


“Jis to think of that dog Chivington and his dirty hounds, up thar at Sand Creek.  His men shot down squaws, and blew the brains out of little innocent children. You call sich soldiers Christians, do ye? And Indians savages? What der yer ‘spose our Heavenly Father, who made both … Continue reading

American Indian Movement
AIM Member on What Lead to Wounded Knee Occupation

Protestors Occupy Wounded Knee. Source: Revolution Newspaper.

Bill Means, a Lakota member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), which advocates for the rights of American Indians, discusses the events that led to AIM’s takeover and 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota. The complex event that lead to the Wounded … Continue reading