Riots in Memphis 1866

Marysville Daily Appeal, Volume XIII, Number 107, 6 May 1866 Riot at Memphis (Tenn.)—Large number or Negroes killed and their Houses Burned— Gen. Stoneman takes Military Possession of the City. MEMPHIS, May 4th. The Memphis Riot culminated in a great conflagration of the negro quarters on Wednesday night, and the killing of some 15 negroes … [Read more…]

Colonel Arguellet

Daily Alta California, Volume 16, Number 5211, 9 June 1864 Miscellaneous. Colonel Arguellet, who lately arrived in this city from Havana, was yesterday morning at an early hour arrested in his hotel, by two persons who represented themselves to be United States Deputy Marshals. No information was given the Colonel as to the cause of … [Read more…]

Charle Haden

Charlie Haden is no more. From the New York Times of Sunday 13 July, 2014: “Mr. Haden, who liked to say he was driven by concern for “the struggle of the poor people,” hardly restricted his opinions to the Liberation Music Orchestra. While playing a festival with Mr. Coleman in Lisbon, in 1971, he dedicated … [Read more…]