The hidden history of racial cleansing in America is a compelling read focusing on the untold stories of how land, once owned by Blacks, “mysteriously” during the next year’s census poll, had suddenly become owned by whites. These land grabs were notorious in not just the south but all over the United States. We’ve become cognizant of the race riots in Tulsa but that was just one of many as the author foraged across America, uncovering what has hidden in plain sight.
Between the eras of Reconstruction and the Depression, whites saw how prosperous it had become to just stronghold a ‘well to do’ Black person’s land – killing two birds with one stone giving comeuppance to uppity negroes and profiting without spending a dime.
It’s shameful, this period of history, as the perpetrators often times imposed death upon these Black land owners and were never prosecuted and to make matters worse, this land, unlawfully obtained, is still under the ownership of the thieve’s descendants to this very day.
An excellent historical read.