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Freedom Groups Sets Underground Railroad Tour; Chicago to Cincinnati

Released by Mia HenryFreedom Lifted, LLC773-359-4921tours@freedomlifted.com National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Travel Tour Set for March 30 – 31, We are pleased to announce a new weekend tour from Chicago to Cincinnati to visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. In addition to a tour of this incredible national treasure, participants will visit the home […]

Juneteenth (June 19) Oldest Celebration Commemorating Ending of Slavery in U.S.

For more information, visithttp://juneteenth.com The celebration known as Juneteenth is enjoying a phenomenal growth rate within communities and organizations throughout the country. Institutions such as the Smithsonian, the Henry Ford Museum and others have begun sponsoring Juneteenth-centered activities. In recent years, a number of local and national Juneteenth organizations have arisen to take their place […]

Life Under Slavery: Autobiographies of Three American Slaves

Life Under Slavery: Autobiographies of Three American Slaves Ebook Price: $9.99 USD. 153390 words. Non-Fiction by Lenny Flank on November 10, 2009 Autoibiographies of three pre-Civil War African-American slaves.”Northerners know nothing at all about Slavery. They think it is perpetual bondage only. They have no conception of the depth of degradation involved in that word, […]

Free Book: U.S. Civil Rights Movement

A protest of 15,000 people gather in Harlem, March 1965 (Library of Congress) I ran across a free book on the U.S. Civil Rights Movement put out by the government: Free At Last, The U.S. Civil Rights Movement. It’s actually quite good. Take a look for yourself: Click Here From the Table of Contents: — […]

Some Civil Rights History …

The Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in the southern states on January 1, 1863. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Proclamation as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” You can read more about this […]

‘Ruled by Race’ published by Arkansas Press

A book described as the first comprehensive history of race relations in the Natural State has been published by the University of Arkansas Press. Titled “Ruled by Race: Black/White Relations in Arkansas from Slavery to the Present”, the book was written by long-time Arkansas writer Grif Stockley. It describes the ways that race has been […]

House Apologizes; Jim Crow, Slavery

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House on Tuesday issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws. “Today represents a milestone in our nation’s efforts to remedy the ills of our past,” said Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich., chairwoman of […]

House Apologizes; Sins of the Past

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House on Tuesday issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws. “Today represents a milestone in our nation’s efforts to remedy the ills of our past,” said Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich., chairwoman of […]