As blacks fled Jim Crow, tensions rose in north

The ‘Red Summer’ of 1919 saw white-on-black violence in cities across the U.S. Historian Timuel D. Black describes the injustice and violence of the Jim Crow South that many black Americans were trying to escape at the time. (July 23)

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No Letup in Fighting Across Eastern Ukraine: VICE News Capsule, February 11

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Shelling kills dozens on both sides of Ukraine’s conflict ahead of peace talks, Amsterdam announces plans for brothel run by prostitutes, report says lynchings were more widespread in America’s Jim Crow era of racial segregation, and U.S. Navy is using drone boats to protect its assets at sea.

Intense Shelling Kills Troops and Civilians Days Before Minsk Talks
Over the past few days, rocket attacks by separatists and Ukrainian military forces in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions have killed dozens of people.

New Brothel Plans Will Leave Amsterdam’s Pimps in the Dark
City officials hope to protect and empower sex workers by giving them a chance to work at a business they actually run.

Report Estimates Nearly 4,000 Lynchings in the Jim Crow South
That figure is about 700 more than previously thought.

U.S. Navy Looks to Use Unmanned Boats to Defend Ships
​Self-guided drone boats equipped with Control Architecture for Robotic Agent Command and Sensing (CARACaS) can coordinate synchronized attacks and won’t crash into each other or fire on friendly ships.

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