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July 27th, 2020 - 2:46 pm § in Politics

GOP Senator describes slavery as “necessary evil”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), a potential future GOP presidential contender, is drawing fire for describing slavery as a “necessary evil,” although he did so in the context of how he believes the Founding Fathers viewed it. He used the words in floor remarks about a bill he introduced to withh[...]

July 4th, 2020 - 12:28 am § in Hypocrisy

JULY 4 NEWS: Sally Heming’s Bedroom

I very much enjoyed and recommend the novel written about Sally Hemings. In that book  Barbara Chase-Riboud  describes a bedroom Jefferson built in Monticello for the slave paramour.  Archaeologists have now excavated an area of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello mansion that had been used as a[...]

July 26th, 2018 - 9:19 am § in Misc.

July 26: Anniversary of death of last slave.

Daniel Devere FACEBOOK  Cudjo Lewis is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. Born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Banté region of Dahomey (today Benin), he was given the name Oluale Kossola (Kazoola). At age 14, Kossola began his training as a soldi[...]

July 13th, 2018 - 2:35 pm § in Misc.

Coming to America to Learn About Slavery

Chinazor Onianwah  This is shocking. I admire Chimamanda for her success but her revelation that she did not learn about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in high school in Nigeria is shocking to me. I went to high school in Nigeria and I learned everything there was to learn about the slave trade tau[...]

July 3rd, 2018 - 7:58 am § in Misc.

Slave Auction

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July 2nd, 2017 - 1:02 am § in Misc.

THE BLOODY HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA’S “Mother Emmanuel”

95 Years Since a Failed American Revolution (Tell Me More About Back Then) Last year’s massacre of nine worshippers in Mother Emmanuel Church was nothing new for African Americans living in Charleston. even for fre people this was a city of horrors. In 1822, South  Carolinians  hanged  the [...]

February 11th, 2017 - 1:44 am § in Jews, Misc.

Four months after the Colonies received 100 White children as slaves, the first shipment of Black slaves arrived.

American slavery has a unique flavor, the flavor of race, the idea that African humans were a different race, a lesser race that could be owned like cattle.  But Whites were also treated as slaves, under another name. (Based on an essay at Radio2Hot.com.  Parts of this text are from that essay.) T[...]

April 29th, 2016 - 7:05 am § in Misc.

Is There Slavery in WASTATE?

The 13th amendment to the Constitution states that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Recently I learned that wor[...]

April 9th, 2016 - 1:57 am § in Misc.

Black Service to the Confederacy

April 9 1865 .. end of the civil war[...]