Wednesday, August 11, 1999

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  • Puerto Rico and the US

    Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News columnist and Democracy Now! co-host, is on his way to Puerto Rico to cover the visit of Jesse Jackson Sr., civil rights activist and head of the Rainbow/Push Coalition. This, as pressure mounts for the U.S. military to leave the island of Vieques.

  • Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

    On June 1st, 1921, Greenwood, the prosperous African-American community of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was looted and burned by a white mob numbering in the thousands. This came after false rumors that a Black man had assaulted a white woman in an elevator, and an editorial in the Tulsa Tribune calling for whites to "lynch a nigger tonight."

  • Susan Macdougal

    Manacles and chains. That may be the picture you conjure when you think of Susan MacDougal. Imprisoned for murder? No. She merely refused to answer questions from a federal grand jury as a part of Kenneth Starr’s investigation of President Clinton. For that crime, she was imprisoned for contempt of court and obstruction of justice, and served 22 months behind bars. Recently a federal jury acquitted her of the charges. Since her release, she has taken on the issue of the condition of women prisoners.