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This paper will seek to illustrate how the author of the book “Hard truths must be told” has linguistically emphasized different scenarios of humiliating and saddening real stories of tribal clashes. The thesis of this paper , which is coined to be “A heart breaking history” will show touching stories that the author has used to illustrate tangible evidence of perpetration of acts against humanity, which records back to past acts which include violence, buying and selling of black men and women in what is termed as slave trade.
Leonard Pitts Jr. has a great wealth of past encounters in history and therefore we find this article very relevant. He has recounted historical
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A Black History Month story given by Brian Stevenson shows great extent of denial of inmates rights that continue to agitate tribal clashes. Stevenson had sent two books set of books to a prisoner called Mark Melvin, who was doing life sentence for murder that he had committed when he was fourteen years old. One of the books was termed as Slavery By Another Name. It sought to indicate how the South had instituted a kind of de facto slavery by arresting great number of black men on what he terms as nonsense charges and thereafter selling them to turpentine farms and plantations, among other places that are identified with back-breaking labor. Because the prison officials didn’t like the idea and the information that the book conveyed, they banned one of the books and only allowed to enter. They termed it too provocative. Although they didn’t read the book themselves, they expressed concerns that it was too dangerous and therefore could not keep it in prison.
Denial by the state to administer justice. According to Leonard, it is clear that the corridors of justice denied that the state had participated in encouraging violations of human rights and racial crimes. When Stevenson filed a suit due to the refusal by the courts officials to let an inmate receive a book, we get to realize that the case eloquently spoke to their complicated relationship with American-African history in what was referred to as a week of Negro History. There seems to be a lot

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