SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND Slavery? Still?
Pinch me, please, and remind me that we live in 2012. Remind me that slavery was abolished in most northern American states in 1783 after the American Revolution. Remind me that the Constitutions 13th... Posted on 5/16/12 at 8:35 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As New Year's Day approached 150 years ago, all eyes were on President Abraham Lincoln in expectation of what he warned 100 days earlier would be coming — his final proclamation declaring all slaves in states rebelling against the Union to be “forever free.”
BOSTON (AP) — Step into the sanctuary of the African Meeting House and you will walk on the same ancient floorboards where Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison and other prominent abolitionists railed against slavery in the 19th century, and where free black men gathered to shape the famed 54th Massachusetts Civil War regiment.
Bob Salsberg, Associated Press
, November 27, 2011
What if Congress apologized for slavery and nobody cared?
The Senate on Thursday followed the House in voting to apologize for slavery and the Jim Crow segregation that followed it.
In other words, it only took almost 150 years and the election of an African American who is not descended from slavery to move Congress to apologize for slavery.
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