"The cost of liberty is less than the price of represssion."
~ Quote by W.E.B. Dubois
PROTESTS FOR EQUAL RIGHTS HAVE
MARKED HISTORY FOR CENTURIES!
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In the same entertaining and educational manner...in this book, author Melvia Miller uses ancient wisdom, research, scientific facts, proverbs, prophecies and famous quotes to illustrate how the events of these modern 21st Century times are connected to history, to the time and to plans of from a higher source.
We are living in times of great changes. The Earth is in transition and so is every area of our lives. The author illustrates how events from the past have effected our present conditions.
From the days of "Bloody Sunday" --when hundreds of Black people protested the voting practices in Selma, AL (1965)...and were beaten with billy clubs by the police -- to this historic time, when a Black man is the front runner for the highest political office in the U.S.A. --- this book gives an insightful and humorous review of the events that have led us to this historical time. THE LONG LINES AT THE POLLS ARE A SIGN THAT THE TIME HAS COME FOR MAJOR CHANGES.
Photo from 1968 Olympics---
GROUPS SUCH AS--The NAACP and the S.C.L.C. have lead the way in protesting injustices, hate crimes, racial segregation and -- even 21st century ECONOMIC INJUSTICES.
PROTESTING HAS OCCURRED FOR SEVERAL CENTURIES:
stereotypes and lies were promoted. And unfortunately, many of these
stereotypes still exist in the minds of modern people of the 21st Century.
The ugly stereotypes of "lazy, stupid, nit-wits" who liked being slaves, is
not supported by the true events of history.
Were the black slaves docile, lazy and content to live in that degrading position?
Or did many of them fight back?
The facts of history proves that most of the slaves were very dissatisfied with
their situation and that they did participate in rebellions, riots, and mutiny.
Fires on plantations became so prevalent that INSURANCE COMPANIES refused to insure many plantation barns, houses and property.
The African slaves were far from being lazy, docile, nit-wits. There were many slaves who engineered escapes and revolts.
Harriet Tubman lead many Blacks to freedom via 'THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD'
The following is a brief list of some of the most noted slave
1663---The first serious slave revolt in Virginia.
1739---Major slave revolt in New York---9 whites killed.
1741—Series of suspicious fires set in NY causing
hysteria among whites…31 slaves executed.
1773---Slaves in Massachusetts petitioned the legislature
for freedom. There were a total of 8 major PETITIONS
during the Revolutionary War Period.
1791---Haitian Revolution began with revolt of slaves.
1811—The largest slave revolt in the US –New Orleans.
Troops called in to suppress the revolt.
1822—Denmark Vessey organized one of the most elaborate
slave revolts in history that involved thousands
of black slaves.
REF: "Before the Mayflower"-- by Lerone Bennett
~Quote from Langston Hughes
THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON:
Riots occured in most major cities following the assassination of Dr. M.L. King.
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