Mega Diversities – Web Magazine

 


MEET JIM CROW!

 

 

 

 

Land of the Free

33rd President Harry S. Truman became the first president to speak directly with the NAACP.. He was also the first president to speak of the equality of Black Americans and denounce discrimination and violence against them.  His actions helped increase awareness among White Americans of the harm caused by racial discrimination.

After World War II ended in 1945, there was an increase in civil rights activities in the Black community with a sharp focus on removing the Jim Crow obstacles that made voting difficult for them.  President Truman urged Congress to abolish the poll tax and enforce fair voting and hiring practices.

 
 
 
 
 
 
ONE ARM BUT NOT UNARMED:

BOOK REVIEW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Suzan Nguyen, the baby of her family, had a tragic car accident at the tender age of 22 more specifically on January 13, 2001.  She ended up without her right arm (her dominant one), which had been cut off above the elbow. She had a lot of pain and morphine needed to be administrated.  She was in the hospital for several months.  Her world shattered after the accident.  Suzan Nguyen had to learn how to write again, dress, comb her hair, etc.  Every single task that most of us take for granted was a tribulation for her. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GERTY ARCHIMÈDE:

A STRONG GUADELOUPEAN LADY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pascal Archimède suggests looking back at his great-aunt’s life, Gerty Archimède, a Guadeloupean lady who made her island shine all around the world.

I still have the memory of a pleasant and affectionate woman towards my sister and me, who would kindly play with us when we visited her with our parents. It is only a few years after she passed away that I realized how lucky and privileged I had been to know this great lady, a "pillar" woman, who, worked all her life for justice, equality and peace.