This Day in History 1919: “America First” Massacre of Blacks in Elaine, Arkansas

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas gives the following report on racist white mobs in 1919. It starts by saying a small posse of armed white men showed up to violently disrupt a meeting of Blacks having a peaceful meeting. The white assailants were shot dead in the firefight: Though accounts of who fired the first shots … Continue reading This Day in History 1919: “America First” Massacre of Blacks in Elaine, Arkansas

“America First” Attempted to Impeach and Assassinate U.S. President

Details found in the U.S. ODNI reader under “Counterintelligence in WWII” First, the Japanese are alerted by Nazis that their Ambassador’s code messages are being monitored by the U.S. and “drastic steps should be taken” in response. From: Berlin (Oshima) 3 May 1941 To: Tokyo (Matsuoka) #482 STAAMAA called me this day (evening?) and stating … Continue reading “America First” Attempted to Impeach and Assassinate U.S. President

Mapping “America First” Revival of the KKK

Recently I wrote about a country song of encoded KKK/Nazi signals, called “The Big Revival“. It got me thinking about whether a map might show how a KKK revival happened as a result of Woodrow Wilson’s “America First” campaign platform in 1915. And then I found someone at Virginia Commonwealth University already had gone to … Continue reading Mapping “America First” Revival of the KKK

Buffalo Soldiers: America’s First Park Rangers

Recently I found out blacks invented mountain biking in America. In that history I found multiple references to Buffalo Soldiers being the first park rangers in America. In 1869, Congress established four all-black regiments within the Army – the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 24th and 25th Infantry. These soldiers, known for their fierce … Continue reading Buffalo Soldiers: America’s First Park Rangers

Why Winston Churchill Named America’s M4 Tank “Sherman”

U.S. General Sherman in 1864 helped end Confederate concentration camps, a victory followed with public campaigns of “do not forget”. Then 80 years later in 1944, 10s of thousands of American-made M4 tanks named after him helped end the Nazi concentration camps. How did Sherman’s name come to represent an unmistakable force of good in … Continue reading Why Winston Churchill Named America’s M4 Tank “Sherman”