Jul. 5, 2021

The Words Of Frank Adamson

As I continue to travel this personal journey through the Federal Writer’s Project (1936-38) and the experiences of our ancestors held in slavery, a journey I hope my followers will join me in undertaking. I bring you today the words of Frank Adamson, age 82 from Winnsboro, South Carolina.

Jul. 3, 2021

Gabe Emanuel - Living A Life Enslaved

Being born into slavery makes it hard to decompress after you were supposedly freed. Especially, when freedom and slavery seemingly mirrored each other. Listen as read this narrative of Gabe Emanuel from Port Gibson, Mississippi.

Jul. 2, 2021

Powerful Narratives From Our Ancestors Federal Writer's Project

Today we visit the stories of three of our ancestors who were enslaved and were interviewed by the WPA WRITERS PROJECT in Arkansas.

Jul. 1, 2021

Dammit America Listen We're Not Sucking On The Marrow Of Injustice Any Longer

"Black folks in 2020 were out in the streets of this nation literally busting their asses for America's politicians to listen and act for the betterment and equality of every black community across this nation. These folks were willing to face up to the brutality of armed police to be heard after the murder of George Floyd. Well, America heard them, both white and black politicians alike gave those black protesters what they felt was needed a day off, not a debt to be paid for all the police atrocities, historical inequalities, economic inequities, educational oppression and downright neglect they have endured. Yes, we, your leaders both black and white, know what you were demanding even if it wasn't that demand wasn't promoted. You thought you wanted some form of reparations. Hell, the United Nations and the Brookings Institute felt black folks should receive it. But our leaders, knew better they gave rebelling black folks a day off rather than the debt owed. I guess we should be happy as plum negroes in the berry patch as Kamala Harris feels and says we should. Well, dammit the fact of the matter is we are tired of sucking on the marrow of the bones you feed us. We're ready to feast on the prime rib of economic, educational and judicial equality."

Jul. 1, 2021

American Justice for Black America is really a Farce:

Too fully understand why the American Negro wasn't ever gonna get his/her just reward for the torture of slavery. One must simply understand the extreme elements of racism that existed after the Civil War & Reconstruction. No way would reparations be seriously considered once those southerners hell bent on our continued bondage came back into power. After the brief period of reconstruction which actually died with John Wilkes Booth's bullet because Andrew Johnson was no friend of the American Negro. We had to endure another 150+ years of the yolk of racial hatred. Which has continued too place us in situations for which we have no absolute power to recover from. So don't give no message of the grand and glorious southern missive. It was simply borne of hatred and terror of the white man against people of a different hue.
It continued in period of the 1900's in the framework of legally developed bondage with Black Codes and Jim Crow. The hatred is so ingrained in our populace that well meaning whites are afraid seemingly to cross the lines of equality. Do you you really believe that textbook authors don't know the real reason of the Civil War. Of course not these are some of the finest historical minds in the nation. However, they are swayed by corporate interest not to threatened the "bottomline". For in truth you will get either a rejection by a state textbook committee or a white managed school district. So we continue on with THE BIG LIE and the nation never really addresses the ills that that BIG LIE has perpetuated.
Yes, we have a President who speaks eloquently about some of the ills of racism after a savage act of racism. Yet, the jails are still filled with our people. The police still savagely attack people of color and many of our youth live only for today because dreaming for tomorrow is a skill they never acquired.
If only for a day it would truly be amazing that America set aside it's racial differences for racial harmony. I would be most honored to be called an American. That would mean that every southern token of THE BIG LIE be taken down and placed away from public viewing. However, we know that's not happening for the Power of Hate is so much stronger than the Power of Reconciliation in America.

july 1, 2015