This edition of Links For The Voracious is about women who made history, attempts to deny history, and making sense of the past in art and life.
Gloria Richardson could not tolerate the dehumanizing terror of second-class citizenship, so she organized. Her work to end segregation on Maryland’s Eastern Shore helped transform the nation. Ms. Richardson died at the age of 99 on July 15. May her memory be a blessing and may she long be remembered by those who hunger for justice.
When Ida B. Wells was born into slavery on July 16, 1862, the trajectory of her future was beyond imagination. Ms. Barnett became the moral compass of a nation unwilling to live up to its own ideals.
In Mary Wang’s Miscellaneous Files series for Guernica, artists share the references and ideas that shape their work.
Photographer Carol Highsmith is traveling across the country documenting the grand diversity of American places. She’s donating all the photographs (60,000 so far) copyright-free to the Library of Congress.
Nothing good comes from trying to erase history.
Boiling absurdity down to its ridiculously contradictory essence. Making a way out of no way. Laughing to keep from crying and sometimes doing both because that’s the only way to survive. Professor Danielle Fuentes Morgan explores Black satire in the 21st century.
Writer Scott Hoshida’s short story “To Move is To Hope” in The Broadkill Review.