Yesterday in Black History - August 30, 1800
A storm forced suspension of attack on Richmond, Va., by Gabriel Prosser and some one thousand slaves. The most destructive storm was the two slaves that told their masters of the plan.
I am watching a documentary on Netflix “Spies of Mississippi.” It is about the Black spies hired by the Sovereignty Commission of Mississippi. This commission was formed by the non-poor Whites of Mississippi to keep the state segregated. The spies reported who was, the act of, and the plans of all involved in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement. One was a prominent Black Baptist minister. Black spies have hurt our progress more than any other force. This share is another example.
~ E. Walker