Here’s a despicable flashback you’ll wish you don’t have to believe:
May 30, 1922, the formal dedication of the new Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
The few black folks who were invited were forced to sit in a separate, roped-off section. Robert Moton, president of Tuskegee Institute—he was a featured speaker that day—was not permitted to sit on the speaker’s platform, and instead had to sit in the segregated section.
A reporter for the Chicago Defender, appalled by this flagrant display of racism, wrote “The venomous snake of segregation reared its head at the dedication…The conquered have become victorious."
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