Tinka Nichols
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In 1944, a group of white men lynched Reverend Isaac Simmons, a minister and farmer who owned 270 acres of land in Mississippi because they believed the land had oil deposits. Goal- to steal his land and profit from it.

Oh, they weren’t finished after killing the Reverend.
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The men then brutally beat his son and ran him out of the county.

This is one story of many where racially motivated killings of Black people in the Jim Crow South resulted in farms and land being violently stolen to profit and benefit white farmers.
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This is what they’re hiding while telling Black folks to pick themselves up by the “bootstraps.
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Arthur Grupp
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And this AFTER removing “bootstraps” and access to any! 🤬🤬🤬♾️
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08:08 AM - Feb 26, 2024
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Bootstraps?! They cut off feet!!!!
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