A lot of white people were shocked to learn about the bombing of Tulsa from HBO's "Watchmen" while most black people are familiar with the bombing of Black Wall Street.
Even historians mention these events as isolated incidents.
This is the story of how a national campaign by whites terrorists overthrew the US government
It has happened FOUR TIMES in history.
Ala., Fla., Ga., & La. were more than 40% black. SC & MS were MAJORITY black
All of these were Republicans (We'll get to what happened later).
Nah, I'm just bullshitting.
They just started killing black people.
238 people were killed, most of whom were black
The same year, in St. Bernard Parish, white Democrats dragged somewhere between 35 and 200 black people from their homes and killed them to prevent them from voting
It happened all over SC. Altogether, 1500 were killed to prevent them from voting
Can you imagine how salty white confederates must have been to fight for white supremacy and then have negroes lording over them as a reminder?
Some of them decided to overthrow the government.
Racist white Democrats took up arms, ARRESTED the leader of the army (Kirk), impeached NC's governor(Holden) and removed him from office.
They just assassinated black candidates.
The Arkansas "Militia Wars" lasted almost 2 years.
But none of those stories compare to what happened to the Original 33 in Georgia.
24 were ministers.
Y'all know white folks weren't having this:
Then they removed the 3 senators.
10 days later, they removed the final "mulatto" representatives from offices.
Then they started killing them. One-quarter of those black elected officials were jailed, beaten or shot.
So the representatives decided to go on a protest march to attend a Republican convention.
Of course, the white people were incensed!
ONE reason these men were elected into office was that, after the Great "Can-I-Keep-My-Slave" War (I call it what I want, dammit!) there was an unspoken rule:
If you were black, and a white person told you to give them your gun, you were supposed to just GIVE IT TO THEM!
(Don't ask me, bruh. I'm just reporting)
Now, if you're white, that might not sound scary, but trust me, black people know that ANY white person who refer to themselves as a "citizen" is up to no good.
The black people thought: "Damn, that was too easy. If I know white folks, they are up to something."
A little further down the road, in all-white town of Camilla, the sheriff had deputized damn near all of the white "citizens" and handed out guns.
When the black legislators and marchers came through, they massacred them
but here is the most shocking thing:
The KKK won.
In 1874 the FIVE THOUSAND members of the Democratic "White League" literally overthrew the Republican Lousiana Governor in the Battle of Liberty Place.
The same thing happened that year in Coushactta, La.
So why do I say the KKK won?
Is it a bit extreme to say they "overthrew the government?"
In the 1876 election, racist Democrats cheated so bad that the Electoral College was basically disbanded.
And to make up for a Republican president, Congress and Hayes agreed to do 5 things:
1. Put a Democrat in the cabinet (Hayes did it.)
2. Remove the troops from the South (Hayes did it)
4. Help build the south from an agrarian economy to an industrial economy (Congress didn't do it)
But the fifth item is why I say the racist terrorists overthrew the government and beat won
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Mr. Jim Crow.
Oh, I haven't forgotten what I said earlier.
Yes, the South seceded again.
Since the beginning of this country, they have never been on the side of Democracy
And that, my friend, is called "white supremacy"