In Omaha, Nebraska, September 28, 1919, William Brown was accused of assaulting a white woman and burned to death. Black scholar E. Franklin Frazier zeroed in on the truth of the matter: “The closer a Negro got to the ballot box, the more he looked like a rapist.” Police arrested Brown and a rampaging white mob set the court-house on fire and seized him. Brown was one of many who suffered America’s special brand of white supremacy. If you have never seen these photos, and if you have never heard these accounts, ask yourself why you went to school at all. Why do you know far more about the suffering of Jews in Germany under Adolf Hitler than you do about how your own family suffered white racist violence right here in America. Once we know this history, we must NEVER FORGET.