I went into a great deal of this in my book so if you want to know “the rest of the story”‘ as Paul Harvey says please pick it up and read it.
I started off saying that I do not believe in calling people African-American, Chinese-American, Mexican-American, and so on. I believe you are a United States citizen or not. That you are not this half and half because this indicates you’re only part citizen when you do that. I had told that to a lady that worked at Ford Aerospace. I was a Security Officer there. I knew her parents were naturalized US citizens.
This must have upset her because that night she had told her Uncle what I had said. He told her I was right. If you think about it, I’m right. This was done, in my belief, to help divide the country under the lie of political correctness or sensitivity. You bring people together by focusing on what you have in common not your differences. What do we have in common? We are US citizens!!
You ask what does this have to do with Black History. Well I’m letting you know about myself. I don’t judge people by their race but who they are inside. My husband has black in his family background and my father was French,Indian(Mohawk). My mother was Scotch,Irish,German. People being of mix races is probably true of most here in the US and that includes blacks.
I know some people are not going to like what I say but all races at one time or another were slaves to someone. The Jews were with Egypt, Rome, Muslims, whites with Europe, Africa, and Muslim world, blacks by blacks and whites in different countries and so on.
Robert Davis a historian talked about white Christians being sold along Africa’s Barbary Coast. A study suggests of about a million or more European Christians were enslaved by Muslims in North Africa between 1530 and 1780
“One of the things that both the public and many scholars have tended to take as given is that slavery was always racial in nature – that only blacks have been slaves. But that is not true,” Davis said. “We cannot think of slavery as something that only white people did to black people.” Thank you Mr. Davis for confirming what I and others have been trying to tell people for years.
Even Oprah Winfrey demonstrated that slavery still goes on today. She bought black slaves from black owners!
When we acknowledge the kingdom of the self, we will no longer accept slavery either for ourselves or for others, no matter how it is disguised.~Gerry L. Spence, From Freedom to Slavery
Lets talk about Anthony Johnson(black). The United States had indentured servants. “Indentured-a worker for a set of time” Johnson was an indentured servant and gained his freedom. He bought land and slaves, two whites and one black. They ran away. The two whites got extended time in servitude and the black got life. Johnson was the first actual slave owner here in the United States. It’s not the race but men’s hearts. They love power over others. Slavery has been around for centuries!
“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”~Abraham Lincoln, speech, Mar. 17, 1865
“As long as the mind is enslaved, the body can never be free. Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery.”~Martin Luther King, speech, Aug. 16, 1967
The government today is putting people into slavery and many are unaware. It is being done psychological as well as physical. Think about schools and their propaganda.
The northern states abolished slavery not too long after the Revolution but the Southern states kept it. They believed it was the bases of economic prosperity. Southern states were Democratic states and Northern states were mainly Republican. Republicans kept saying that the Constitution was for all but Democrats were refusing to let it go.
Those terrible and nasty Republicans and Christians are the ones who fought against slavery! Some Democrats twisted the Constitution and Bible to back their views. Sounds like today does it not where liberals twisted the Constitution to get “Separation of Church and State”, “freedom of speech” to “freedom of expression”(which has caused violence)and so on.
Read my book to find out what companies supported the Democrats in those days.
In 1850 there were 347,525 slave owners out of a total population of 6 million in the slave states. Half of them owned four or fewer slaves. Fewer than 1800 owned more than 100 slaves.
Blacks sold blacks
In 1860 there were about 250,000 free slaves in the South and some of them owned slaves. Go ahead get mad at me but it’s true or I wouldn’t have stated it.
Now lets talk about the Underground Railroad. Many people are on the assumption that this was a big operation but it was small. The Underground Railroad was run by abolitionist (whites) and philanthropists (free blacks). It was run by three major groups, Garrisonians, Quakers(yes, Christians),and the Tappanites. I go into more detail about these groups in my book.
Many whites gave up their lives, possessions, and did time for doing this but no one talks about them! They were like our forefathers that signed the Declaration of Independence! Please if you are going to teach history teach all of it. There are good and bad people in all races and no one is exempt!!!!!
Now here is another thing that some people are not going to like. Blacks in the north turned in black run away slaves for money. That’s right blacks turned in blacks!
I’m going to do a brief on Conklin(white). He was trying to get a family to freedom on the Tennessee River. He got caught. The family went back into slavery, and was put into chains. He was found later at the river with his head bashed in.
Quaker Isaac T. Hopper (white) was known as the North Star, T.S. Writhe was a black Tappanite, and so on worked together to hid slaves in their homes. Frederick Douglass started the non-violent Garrisonians. Charles Torrey, a minister, died in prison.
I think one of the best books I read was Black Freedom by Carlton Mabee @1970.
By 1871 there were 250,000 blacks in colleges and universities. Democrats did all they could to suppress the blacks, gag act, black codes, and forced them to register Democrat to be able to vote.
First black Senator and Representatives: Sen. Hiram Revels (R-MS), Rep. Benjamin S. Turner (R-AL), Robert DeLarge (R-SC), Josiah Walls (R-FL), Jefferson Long (R-GA), Joseph Rainey and Robert B. Elliott (R-SC)
The thing is liberal go out of their way to create racial tension. They go around and blame things on Republicans, who had the first black Congressman, and Christians, who were willing to free the slaves. Sounds like a lot of finger pointing to me. It’s done to distract you from the truth!
Hiram Rhodes Revels, a black Republican, was met with resistance from the Democratic Party. They claimed his credentials were wrong. They did everything they could to block him. He had been ordained a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church at Baltimore, Md., in 1845
Karl Marx said, “Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily persuaded.”
Abraham Lincoln said, “The philosophy of the school room will be the philosophy of the government in the next.”
James Russell Lowell asked, “How long will the American Republic endure?” The Statesman replied, “As long as the ideas of the men who founded it continue dominant.”, and as you can see they have not.