Video: Purportedly Shows Parchman Inmates Being Housed in Condemned Unit 32 & Forced to Sleep on Floors

As we reported on January 2nd and were the first to report nationally: inmates at Parchman that were being housed in Unit 29 have been moved to Unit 32. This is footage from inside that confirms the fact that the inmates are in Unit 32 – Parchman is a maximum security prison and there would be no way for them to be present in 32 without having been moved there.In our previous article describing a timeline of events at Parchman we wrote: Inmates that were in Unit 29 (where Walter…

Black in the Day…Voter Suppression Violence

September 28, 1868:   On this date one of the worst outbreaks of violence during Reconstruction took place in Opelousas, Louisiana. The Opelousas massacre occurred. That city in Louisiana was the site where local Blacks lost their lives by violent whites (many of them Confederate veterans and prominent citizens). The event started with three local members of the KKK-like Knights of the White Camelia beating teacher and newspaper editor Emerson Bentley—while he was teaching class—because he had promoted voter registration and education for all. After some Black folks, mostly freedmen, came…