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The “What ya call it” poem

What ya call it You can’t make people Work for you Without any pay. They won’t stay. Unless you use cruelty And abuse them every day, They’ll just run away. History called that slavery. Today we say Human trafficking. Learn … Continue reading

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When history honors slaveholders, but leaves out the stories & trials of the slaves, it’s both incomplete & unjust.

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Who’s My #1 Greatest American? William Lloyd Garrison

The PBS serises, The Abolitionists, is about 5 American anti-slavery activists:  Angelina Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglas, John Brown, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The series includes two of my Top 10 Greatest Americans Who is my greatest American of … Continue reading

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Accepting Black History Into American History

Some people say that we shouldn’t talk about black history in the USA, just American history.  That is a worthy goal — a color blind history where all people are equal. The only problem is that when we honestly look … Continue reading

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