There has been ongoing revisions consciously falsified 


which distorts and misrepresents history. These distorted 


interpretations and perceptions presents insidious 


historical lies and sensational claims about America's past.


 Adding insult to injury, these lies and distortions about 


our racist legacy have laid the deceptive groundwork for 


 imminent catastrophe, i.e., racial indifferences, injustice,


 systemic oppression, redlining neighborhoods,


 inequalities galorepolice profiling, police brutality, mass 


incarceration and many other expressions of hostility 


and/or discriminatory practices.

 


These historical distortions and/or ideologies were created 


by those who came before us and they passed these 


distortions and/or ideological influences on to generations


 following them. Some have latched on to these claims 


as if they were the gospel truth. 



According to Wikipedia, history is a social resource that 


contributes to shaping national identity, culture, and the 


public memory. Through the study of history, people are 


imbued with a particular cultural identity; therefore, by 


negatively revising history, the negationist can craft a 


specific, ideological identity. 



Because historians are credited as people who single-


mindedly pursue truth, by way of fact, negationist 


historians capitalize on the historian's professional 


credibility, and present their pseudo history as true 


scholarship.

 


By adding a measure of credibility to the work of revised 


history, the ideas of the negationist historian are more 


readily accepted in the public mind. As such, professional 


historians recognize the revisionist practice of historical 


negationism as the work of "truth-seekers" finding 


different truths in the historical record to fit their political, 


social, and ideological contexts.



These devious lies have manifested an arrogance and 


entitlement which has affected every generation of 


humanity, and sadly, this propaganda is still being 


justified, promoted and eagerly embraced by those who 


would rather live generational lies... than face the truth. 


This is a disturbingly relevant narrative of oppressors 


versus the oppressed and resistance to systemic


 exploitation of African Americans.



Some have chosen to continue demonizing, denigrating


and dismissing African Americans.  brutally 


mistreating, denying and ridiculing the truth, dismissing 


and even killing African Americans. 



There are facts about the oppressed that are still being 


overlooked by historians. We can no longer, in good and 


righteous conscience be buried by satanically inspired 


philosophies, twisted human reasoning, or warped, evil 


and distorted belief systems.



We must unlock the vault of historical lies, and tell the 


whole truth and nothing but the truth. Truth is likened to 


a two edged sword, it will either cut one down or cut 


one free. 


We all need the truth.

Some people are not content unless they are in an 


accusing, invalidating, degrading, dismissive, unhinged 


attack mode. 


When people get desperate or feel threatened they create 


illusions of victory. They also seem to find pleasure in 


finding the shortcomings and faults with another 


or their ideas. 


Ignorant, uncultivated, and crude people mock, vilify 


and/or discredit what they do not understand. They make 


accusations often with offensive and dishonest intentions.


We can tell a lot about a person by what they choose to

 

see in others. People who lie and belittle others do it 


for the purpose of raising themselves up. 


Some people belittle others as a way of expressing their 


own bitterness, anger and ignorance when they purposely 


make unproven assertions in order to cast a bad light on 


what is thought to be a shortcoming of another.

 


It's been said, 


"To belittle... is to be little".


Misrepresenting the truth creates confusion and doubt. 


These dangerous distortions corrupts and causes eventual 


destruction. 



It is evil to misrepresent someone with delusional


 opinions and false assumptions based on incorrect 


interpretation of another's reality and cultural norms



Some people have trouble recognizing the good in 


others. It is an evil which causes widespread harm. 



No one wants to be deliberately lied to, told half-truths 


or given exaggerated accounts of people or experiences.



One lie causes others to question 


everything one has ever said.



 It is important that we tell the truth. Truth telling is 


essential for authentic communication to occur, and it 


makes genuine interactions between people possible. 



The truth is the mortal enemy of the lie. If one is 


sincerely trying to do the right thing and emulate the 


character of God, they understand and value honesty and 


integrity.  

When are we, as a nation, 



going to confront our history



honestly?

Why have scholars excluded Africa's extraordinarily 


rich history and/or brushed over ancient civilizations? 


Why would one go to such great lengths to make others


believe that Africans have no past and have not contributed


 anything to the world? 


Why have historians not dispelled the stereotypical view 


of Africans being primitive without any appreciation for 


planning or design?


Why would anyone deliberately eliminate the greatest 


period of African achievements and destroy many of the 


historical buildings and monuments and never mention the 


beauty of the continent before its destruction?


Why would anyone purposely start and spread smallpox 


and influenza which would kill Africans?


Why are there so many misrepresentations and stereotypes 


of Africa and African Americans


Why would anyone think that people from some of the 


largest civilizations in human history would be better off 


with slavery and colonization?

So, why is the truth of African history being withheld 


and/or distorted?


Now is the time to focus on 


the real truth.


African Americans have been deliberately miseducated 


about their history and themselves!

Telling historical truths is a way to share injustices and 


begin to righteously work towards rectifying injustices.


 Telling the truth is a way to begin to correct the 


misrepresentations and stereotypes of Africans and


 righteously work towards rectifying the injustices and 


idea of whiteness and the lie at the heart of white 


supremacy that devalues Africa and African Americans. 

The journey of humanity is far more 


diverse and beneficial than many ever 


imagined. The further back we venture,

 

the more clarity and appreciation we 


have regarding righteous human 


relations and resolutions for the


 problems with which we are now


 facing.

"History tells a people who they are 

and what they have accomplished."

Dr. John Henrik Clarke

Africans were the most industrious and advanced race on 


earth. Africans are the founding fathers of most ancient


 civilizations. This has and still makes white people afraid.


 For eons some have done everything to segregate blacks 


into poor schools and districts. Some have purposely  


hidden the truth in the faces of African Americans in 


hopes they, with truth being so close, will not be able to 


focus on it until it's too late.



Digging deeper into African history helps to clarify many 


of these hidden truths.


From approximately 6000 BCE to 525 BCE is when the 


traditions of several civilizations were established. The 


Stones were used for constructing images, tombs and even 


the great pyramids of Nubia and Kemet.


According to Smithsonian magazine, a 


fossil discovery in 1924 


revolutionized the search for human 


ancestors, leading scientist to Africa.


Africa is a very relevant and indispensable country. It is 


also the most centrally located place on earth. It covers 


6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area.



Africa is a continent of thousands of languages and


 cultures, exceptional eco-diversity, and over a billion


 dynamic and ingenious Africans. Africa is the world's 


second largest and second most populous continent, after 


Asia. According to many experts, Africa made the largest 


regional contribution to the gene pool of modern humans.



Studying African history and current events gives us a 


deeper understanding of world history and even modern 


American history. 



 African Studies help us to better understand ourselves. 


We become better-informed global citizens when we 


study Africa. 


🌍African History Matters.



African American history provides insights. It helps us to 


extrapolate from something although it is not explicitly 


stated.

It is in our DNA, as African Americans to desire to know 


our roots... our ancestors. Knowing our history gives us 


a greater appreciation for our present situation. 


When we know our true history and can focus on the 


good and valuable contributions to society that 


African Americans made historically and continue to 


make, we can draw from those cultural differences and 


gain much needed insight


African American history gives us a wellspring of great


examples of virtues we can pursue. Knowing our history 


helps advance our future without the past mistakes. Our 


history can serve as a great guide to our future... giving us 


"heads up" on the vices we should avoid. We can press 


on... moving onward and upward capitalizing on those 


historical strengths without reliving those past mistakes.

There were thousands of homes around the huge square,


 all in the shape of beehives.


Cattle breeding, milking cows and hunting big game were 


all considered as being honorable activities, and for this 


reason they were usually carried out by men.


More importantly, in terms of livelihood, social status and 


also as the subject of economic transactions, was cattle. 


For their protection against wild beasts kraals were 


constructed. These circular corrals were located in the 


center of each homestead. At night the herd was enclosed 


there. Cattle were extremely highly valued, because the 


size of the herd represented a benchmark of social success 


for every man.

Did you know that in the 


14th century, the city of 


Timbuktu, in West Africa,


 was five times larger than 


the city of London and was 


the richest city in the 


world? 


Today, Timbuktu 


is 236 times 


smaller than 


London.



Why?

The kingdoms of Benin and Ife were led by the Yoruba 


people and sprang up between the 11th and 12th centuries.


 The Ife civilization goes back as far as 500BC and its


 people made objects from bronze, brass, copper, wood and


 ivory. Studies of the Benin show that they were highly


 skilled in ivory carving, pottery, rope and gum production.

In the west of Africa, the kingdom of Ghana was a vast 


Empire that spread across an area the size of Western 


Europe. Between the ninth and thirteenth centuries 


Ghana traded in gold, salt and copper. 


Ghana was highly advanced and 


prosperous. 


It is said that the Ghanaian ruler had an army of 200,000 


men.

Our historical texts are based on warmed-over tales where 


details are distorted to make the story more compelling 


and make some more admired. All are culpable of serious 


lapses... especially the biased narratives where the 


invasion of Africa and the presence of African Americans 


are mysteriously twisted, distorted, overlooked 


and/or omitted. 

Those who turn a blind eye and bend reality to selfishly


suit their desires and personal preferences go to extreme


 measures to cover up the misdeeds and the uncomfortable


 truths about the pains of the past. This misrepresents


 and mislead people about what happened centuries ago. 


Many still view the inaccurate alternative facts and, in 


some cases, outright fraudulent claims as truth. This has


 compromised the integrity of our documented history.


 Jeopardizing historical events has... and can have drastic


 consequences, today.

The faux history of America has been shoved into schools 


and into the public eye. Many are very well aware of how 


some of the myths have purposely made one racial group


 appear to be more progressive than others. 


As we are all now seeing, the erasures and omissions of 


historical evils are beginning to backfire. This 


misinformation has led to generational lies, which 


have led to bigger lies people must tell to cover 


up these false versions of reality which are increasingly


 distancing one from the real self. This has created a 


deficiency in the education of Americans and destroyed 


the lives of thousands of African American families. 

When the refusal to remember becomes routinely a part of 


our political culture... the ability to have faith in our 


system and its leaders fades. 


Who is served?


Who benefits when historical deceptions happen? 


What are our children learning when they are exposed to 


liars on a world class scale?


Telling the truth empowers our children and generations to 


come to change, grow, foster cultural appreciation,


fight against xenophobia, gives a full and honest view of 


African Americans and helps end racism. It is not about 


erasing history, but confronting it honestly.



There's no question, talking about the generational lies 


and white privilege that was not earned, but ill-gotten can 


be a huge undertaking, but an incredibly important 


conversation about uncomfortable truths that should not 


be avoided. 



To not have these difficult conversations regarding 


uncomfortable truths could set your children up for 


failure. This could cause your children to fill in racial 


gaps by coming to harmful, problematic and inaccurate 


conclusions that could prove to be harmful and painful for 


them, once their eyes are opened to truth



Real love for our children goes beyond generational 


hidden truths and lies that were used to control others


Your children may become freedom fighters. Their 


consciousness may be higher and broader, and they may 


just want to do what is right and they want to be that kind 


of person. It could be their assignment from God. Can you 


say the same about the secrets?


Telling the truth earns respect and helps them to not see 


their loved one being a part of generational lies that have 


hurt and killed others. 


Reconciliation occurs when we are able to sincerely speak 


truth, even when it is uncomfortable. The truth about the 


good, bad and ugly of history will help our children


 navigate their natural curiosity. 



With the information super highway at their fingertips, 


children are learning and hearing about historical truths 


and lies, whether it comes from the parents or not. 


Children usually look to their parents to explain.



Telling our children the truth about their history is the 


responsible thing to do. It will enlighten the parent 


and it will be beneficial... a light for our children. 



Let us not be surprised if we find ourselves teaching, 


growing and learning historical truths together.


There are conversations that need to happen around the 


world, ASAP! It is our prayer that people are open-


minded enough to learn the truth.

There are two ways to be fooled: to accept what isn’t true 


or to refuse to accept what is true.


Misinformation is false or inaccurate information that is 


taken seriously by the gullible and spread as if it were 


true. 

Why are we telling children stories 


that we know to be false? 




For approximately 500 years, white 


supremacy has exploited humanity 


and plundered the planet. If we 


know better, why aren't we teaching 


our children the truth rather than 


whitewashed version of U.S. 


history? 



Why are we, as Believers in God, 


not telling the truth and not trying to 


bring this selfish and horrible deed to 


all humanity to a halt? How can  


anyone continue to live with such 


horrible lies?

 



The prehistory of the United States


 

started with the arrival of Native 



Americans before 15,000 BC. The



 arrival of Christopher Columbus was



 in 1492.



Why are we not telling the truth about



how Native Americans were stripped


 

of their culture and pushed off their



 land? 

In Martin Luther King Jr.'s book on civil rights "Why We 


Can't Wait", he explains "Our nation was born in genocide 


when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, 


the Indian, was an inferior race."

According to Wikipedia, Mi'kmaq elder and human rights activist Daniel N. Paul has researched written extensively of historic accounts of atrocious acts of violence against First Nations peoples in North America. 


His work states European colonialism in Canada and America was a subjugation of the indigenous peoples and is an unequivocal violent series of crimes against humanity which has been unparalleled historically. 


Tens of millions First Nations died at the hands of European invaders in an attempt to appropriate the entirety of the land. Those hundreds of diverse civilizations and communities who thrived across North America thousands of years before the exploits of Christopher Columbus were ultimately destroyed. 


Dehumanization occurred in the form of barbaric genocidal processes of murder, rape, starvation, enslavement, allocation, and germ warfare. Of the myriad of ways, the colonists performed ethnic cleansing, one of the most frequent was the practice of bounty hunting and scalping—where colonial conquerors would raid communities and remove the scalps of children and adults.


This war crime of scalping was most prevalent when maritime colonialists repeatedly attempted to eradicate Daniel N. Paul's ancestors, the Mi'kmaq. Scalping was common practice in many United States areas all the way until the 1860s in an attempt to completely wipe out the remaining First Nations.

Why are we not honestly and openly 


speaking out about the enduring power 


of white racism?



Are white people fearful that the 


atrocities, tragedies and many pitfalls 


they created in the lives of millions 


will be their fate?


Why aren't white people telling the 


truth about what they already know 


too well... that, 



BLACKS ARE THEIR 



EQUAL!


Why are we still bending and 


censoring the truth to make others out 


to be the villains... when we know that 


has not always been the case?



How will future generations ever have 


honest discussions about real issues in 


our society?



Eventually, in the face of new 


historical evidence, the baseless


 misinformation and false memories 


that America's forefathers perpetuated 


can dangerously undermine and put 


future generations in harm's way. 



The effects refers to the tendency for 


the post misinformation to feel more 


like betrayal... shattering their faith, 


causing horrible feelings of distrust...


which can create major pitfalls.


How will future generations view their

 

ancestors who perpetuated white

 

supremacy ideologies and historical


 

lies that had such enormously tragic


 

impact on millions? 


To downplay the historical pitfalls and 


overly emphasize the successes... how 


will those generational historical 


distortions be explained?



The truth will get us unstuck. White

 people need to come to terms with

 reality, past and present, as opposed

to trusting the multitude of lies we

 have all been, systematically, 

encouraged to believe.

In the United States of America, we all have the freedom 


of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to 


assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of 


grievances. 



We have the right to have an opinion; although, no


opinion is absolute.


We love America and realize, from an acutely conscious 


and comparative perspective, that our country is a 


blessed and exceptional nation. To live in the United 


States is a great privilege. America is 


"Home". 


The United States of America is a beautiful country. The 


land of opportunity. One can be dazzled by the amazing 


wonders that are conveniently located right here on U.S. 


soil. One can venture out and about and see some of the 


most impressive and breath-taking places, in America.


 

Right now, our patriotism must be rooted in our


commitment to... and responsibilities for one another. 


When we pledge allegiance to the flag and to the republic 


for which it stands, we are pledging to stay united in spite 


of our differences. We are pledging to fight for justice, 


especially when it means we must take to the streets in the 


face of injustice. And we are pledging to fight for liberty, 


knowing that no one is free until we are all free.



In the end, those who claim to love this nation need also 


to love the ideals to which America aspires. Here in the 


United States, according to our Constitution, 


"All are created equal". 


We all deserve justice, and we all deserve liberation.

Telling the authentic story is a way to shine a light on very 


important issues and experiences that many may not be 


aware of. It gives everyone an opportunity to have a 


glimpse of another perspective.


Being truthful brings great benefits. Historical truths allow 


us to progressively become more improved, legitimate, 


sincere and higher versions of ourselves, as a “higher 


self”. This is at the heart of all of the “Spiritual” 


teachings. 

.

Cartoons of the 30s and 40s demonized 


African Americans and helped to perpetuate 


negative stereotypes. 

These cruel depictions of African Americans being 


considered backwards are subliminal messages sent to our 


subconscious mind. 


Subliminal messages can literally 


bypass our conscious mind without us even knowing 


about it. It is for this reason that one cannot hear the 


"suggestions" embedded in subliminal messages. For 


some, subliminal messages are synonymous with mind 


control. Many are not consciously aware of their impact 


on our behavior. These subliminal messages are a form of 


mental manipulation designed to alter our behavior in 


some way without our consent or knowledge.



Several people worked on these animations, frame by 


frame for hours... what a horrible waste of talentThese 


depictions were also tools used to teach people of color 


how to feel about themselves and influence how others 


should regard African Americans.



African Americans built this country 


for free... and are depicted as lazy. 



Slaves did all of the field work, 


building, nursing, cleaning, cooking, 


etc., yet, they are depicted as 


lethargic, sleeping the day away, 


and/or lazy... really?



Racism was condoned and intrinsic to the cartoon. It 


cannot be denied that the cartoons contained images that 


are completely unacceptable. The message is that only 


music can energize African Americans. 



There has to be a special place reserved in hell 


for those who could stoop so low.

Weak people are notorious for pointing out the flaws in 

others. This takes the attention off of their own

 shortcomings, so they think. They will sometimes go out 

of their way to bring people down to make themselves 

feel superior. They want a sense of control. They feed off 

of making people feel as low as they do. It makes them 

not feel as insignificant.

Some only feel worthy when they make others feel 

worse. Insecure people have been known to feel so small 

that they try much harder than needed to assume some sort 

of dominance. People will ofttimes refuse to acknowledge 

their self loathing and insecurities, and as a result they 

project their feelings of insignificance on others by 

making remarks that demean, hurt others and put others 

down. In their orbit, it makes them feel superior... it gives 

them greater importance.
After slavery, massive numbers of emancipated Black 

people in the South were unemployed. Racist Southerners 

and white supremacist were afraid of hard-working Black 

people competing for jobs in the paid labor force with 

white men.


In the Compromise of 1877, white people gave up all 


pretenses about integrating Black people into American 


society as full citizens. White democrats and white 


republicans agreed to abandon Reconstruction, let the kkk 


and other racists take control of governments without any 


federal intervention…and the rest is history.


Compromise of 1877 - U.S. Presidents - HISTORY.com


Emancipation benefited white men in control of the new 


industrial capitalist economy—-but Black people getting 


gainful employment did not.


So that brings us to the myth of Black people and 


“laziness”. What were Southern governments going to do 


with all of the unemployed, under-employed and 


disenfranchised Black men that had recently been 


regurgitated out of the beast of the chattel slave economy?


Make up lies as a legal pretense to put Black men back in 


shackles and exploit their labor again. As Douglas 


Blackmon writes in Slavery By Another Name:

(page 15).

Convict leasing was the practice of governments handing over state prisoners to work —-basically for free—for large companies. Conveniently, just as large corporations were taking advantage of economic opportunities that arose from continued westward expansion/industrialization in the South, the continued enslavement of Black men through the convict lease system allowed for them to fulfill their labor demands through legal slavery without actually having to employ the large numbers of people that would otherwise be required to conduct massive operations like railroad construction and maintenance.

Convict lease - Wikipedia

Just like in slavery, white men claimed that Black people were lazy because they wanted to exploit Black people to work for free labor.

Some have vested interests in preserving the status quo.


Their ideas and habits are pretty stubborn. Their deeply 


rooted beliefs are not easily abandoned. 


Systems are notorious for resisting change; although, 


historical lies have caused unspeakable suffering, untold 


damage and in some cases, millions of deaths. Some will 


not face the truth, but stick to and live what they know to 


be lies. 


Historical lies have and can distort how we think about 


virtually everything. It's important that we do not forget 


these deliberately selfish and unacceptable acts 


of deception that continue a vicious cycle of animosity, 


ugliness, warped justice and racism. 


For all our sakes... let us be honest about our authentic, 


our true, our uncorrupted diverse historical events. 


Without the truth, future generations may be tempted to 


to add insult to injury by telling more lies to cover and


 color all of the other generational lies up. 


When the truth is told, we all are benefited. It is 


undeniable that telling the truth makes history remarkable. 


Truth is the foundation for determining the quality and 


condition of our lives. It is a good investment to make in 


our lives and the lives of future generations.

Why does the American history resonate so widely? 


The way we understand our history 


shapes who we are.

So what happens when our history is fabricated, erased... 


rubbed out and forgotten?



There are sizable holes in the narratve of history, some 


believe if they tell a lie loud enough and often enough, 


people will accept it as truth. Some have purposely 


endeavored to destroy historic relics preserved from 


humankind's earliest era just to support their creatively 


constructed narratives.



Erasing history is a dangerous path because it means that 


the truth becomes something malleable. History has been 


constructed instead of recorded. Revisionist history can 


easily turn into a disaster of historic proportions! Picking 


and choosing which details to omit and/or focus on 


may make the events seem like they were heroic... or 


when the blinders are removed... the history shouts, this is 


not so... it has not been!



Erasing the facts doesn’t mean that events will go away, 


and they never happened. Neither does it mean that one 


has succeeded in narrowing another's range of thought.


It just means no one, all inclusive, can learn very much if 


they depend only on historical fiction... which is a false 


path of understanding.


The degree to which we deviate from the truth, reality and 


existence, and more specifically the path and way of 


 truth, will determine the quality, condition and degree 


to which we experience confusion, suffering and chaos in


our lives.

.

Many Europeans assumed Africa's history was not 


relevant. They argued that Africans were inferior to 


Europeans and needed to be civilized and converted to 


Christanity. Europeans believed that colonizing was a way 


for them to do God's work. Not all Europeans believed 


this.


According to our fact finding explorations,  Africans 


were by no stretch of the imagination inferior to 


Europe. The Europeans used these notions to justify 


slavery. The reality, however, was quite different. 


As one Iraqi archaeologist put it: 


"No history, no culture, no past."



If we don’t remember where we came from, how can we 


aspire to continuously improve? 

When We Forget History,



We Forget Our Values.

Africa is the cradle of the human race. 

Millions of years ago, human life started in Africa, the 


motherland.

According to Wikipedia encyclopedia, the 


paleoanthropological site self-proclaimed as the Cradle of 


Humankind is located about 50 km (31 mi) northwest of 


Johannesburg, South Africa, in the Gauteng province.


Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999, the 


site currently occupies 47,000 hectares (180 sq mi) and 


contains a complex of limestone caves.


The registered name of the site in the list of World 


Heritage sites is Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa.


According to existing archaeological and fossil evidence, 


however, the Cradle of Humankind is the Afar Triangle in 


East Africa, which is often referred to as the Cradle of 


Humanity.

The Sterkfontein Caves were the site of the discovery of a 


2.3-million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus 


(nicknamed "Mrs. Ples"), found in 1947 by Robert Broom 


and John T. Robinson. The find helped corroborate the 


1924 discovery of the juvenile Australopithecus africanus 


skull known as the "Taung Child", by Raymond Dart, at 


Taung in the North West Province of South Africa, where 


excavations still continue.


Nearby, but not in the site, the Rising Star Cave system 


contains the Dinaledi Chamber (chamber of stars), in 


which were discovered fifteen fossil skeletons of an 


extinct species of hominin, provisionally named Homo 


naledi.


Sterkfontein alone has produced more than a third of early 


hominid fossils ever found prior to 2010. The Dinaledi 


Chamber contains over 1,500 H. naledi fossils, the most 


extensive discovery of a single hominid species ever 


found in Africa.


The thief comes only to steal



and kill and destroy!


Satan conceals truth, is


manipulative


and targets the mind.


His weapon: Lies!


His purpose: To make people


ignorant of who they are and Whose


they are... where they came from and


what they came from.

Satan is very dangerous and divisive.


He prospers through division.


Throughout history he has been


known to pit people against each other


and make them maim and/or kill each


other. He uses subtle methods to stir


up hatred, animosity and insanity. He


may even flip the script and have


people believing his victim is crazy.



Let us not forget:


Jesus said in John 8:44, "Satan was a


 murderer from the beginning, not


holding the truth. When he lies, he


speaks his native language, for he is a


liar and the father of lies".



Satan and his troops are out to mislead; and to persuade


the willing soul to believe in something that is not true.


Satan would like to keep strong minds weak and docile


while pretending to do the opposite. He is the master of 


disguise. He deceives, controls, oppresses and destroys


humanity in subtle ways and can appear in many different


forms... even innocently.


Satan wants to alter, sicken and/or kill the mind, body and


soul.

Satan has been notorious for trying to


deceive and hide Divine truth from


mankind.


Black history is the history



of enslavement, African



history is the history of



humanity.


Why Africana History? 


by Dr. John Henrik Clarke


Africa and its people are the most written about and the least understood of all of the world's people. This condition started in the 15th and the 16th centuries with the beginning of the slave trade system. The Europeans not only colonialized most of the world, they began to colonialize information about the world and its people. In order to do this, they had to forget, or pretend to forget, all they had previously known abut the Africans. They were not meeting them for the first time; there had been another meeting during Greek and Roman times. At that time they complemented each other. The African, Clitus Niger, King of Bactria, was also a cavalry commander for Alexander the Great. Most of the Greeks' thinking was influenced by this contact with the Africans. The people and the cultures of what is known as Africa are older than the word "Africa." According to most records, old and new, Africans are the oldest people on the face of the earth. The people now called Africans not only influenced the Greeks and the Romans, they influenced the early world before there was a place called Europe.


When the early Europeans first met Africans, at the crossroads of history, it was a respectful meeting and the Africans were not slaves. Their nations were old before Europe was born. In this period of history, what was to be later known as "Africa" was an unknown place to the people who would someday be called, "Europeans." Only the people of some of the Mediterranean Islands and a few states of what would become the Greek and Roman areas knew of parts of North Africa, and that was a land of mystery. After the rise and decline of Greek civilization and the Roman destruction of the city of Carthage, they made the conquered territories into a province which they called Africa, a word derived from "afri" and the name of a group of people about whom little is known. At first the word applied only to the Roman colonies in North Africa. There was a time when all dark-skinned people were called Ethiopians, for the Greeks referred to Africa as, "The Land Of The Burnt-Face People."


If Africa, in general, is a man-made mystery, Egypt, in particular, is a bigger one. There has long been an attempt on the part of some European "scholars" to deny that Egypt was a part of Africa. To do this they had to ignore the great masterpieces on Egyptian history written by European writers such as, Ancient Egypt. Light of the World, Vols. I & II, and a whole school of European thought that placed Egypt in proper focus in relationship to the rest of Africa.

The distorters of African history also had to ignore the fact that the people of the ancient land which would later be called Egypt, never called their country by that name. It was called, Ta-Merry or Kampt and sometimes Kemet or Sais. The ancient Hebrews called it Mizrain. Later the Moslem Arabs used the same term but later discarded it. Both the Greeks and the Romans referred to the country as the "Pearl Of The Nile." The Greeks gave it the simple name, Aegyptcus. Thus the word we know as Egypt is of Greek Origin. Until recent times most Western scholars have been reluctant to call attention to the fact that the Nile River is 4,000 miles long. It starts in the south, in the heart of Africa, and flows to the north. It was the world's first cultural highway. Thus Egypt was a composite of many African cultures. In his article, "The Lost Pharaohs of Nubia," Professor Bruce Williams infers that the nations in the South could be older than Egypt. This information is not new. When rebel European scholars were saying this 100 years ago, and proving it, they were not taken seriously.


It is unfortunate that so much of the history of Africa has been written by conquerors, foreigners, missionaries and adventurers. The Egyptians left the best record of their history written by local writers. It was not until near the end of the 18th century when a few European scholars learned to decipher their writing that this was understood.


The Greek traveler, Herodotus, was in Africa about 450 B.C. His eyewitness account is still a revelation. He witnessed African civilization in decline and partly in ruins, after many invasions. However, he could still see the indications of the greatness that it had been. In this period in history, the Nile Valley civilization of Africa had already brought forth two "Golden Ages" of achievement and had left its mark for all the world to see.


Slavery and colonialism strained, but did not completely break, the cultural umbilical cord between the Africans in Africa and those who, by forced migration, now live in what is called the Western World. A small group of African-American and Caribbean writers, teachers and preachers, collectively developed the basis of what would be an African Consciousness movement over 100 years ago. Their concern was with African, in general, Egypt and Ethiopia, and what we now call the Nile Valley.

Satan's goal is to: steal, kill, destroy, confuse, deceive, 


control and lord over people, shorten lifespans, weaken 


minds (while pretending to do the opposite), poison what 


people eat, drink, breathe and wear. He uses fear as a 


weapon. He would have others toil while only he and his 


clan prospers. Satan pits people against each other and 


tries to control all aspects of our lives. 


Satan is an instigator, he stirs hatred and animosity 


(making people hate themselves and their neighbors).


 Satan's ideal is to keep people financially enslaved and in 


debt. He is an accuser, he accuses others of crimes while 


presenting a different story via the invisible realm of the  


air. Because Satan is the prince of the power of the air 


(Ephesians 2:2)... he can broadcast his lies and character 


assassinations to the masses... covering massive territory 


with one fatal swoop.


Satan is very divisive, he wants to lead people to the point 


of self-destruction (making people live in fear and anger). 


He wants to keep us from knowing who we are and 


Whose we are by way of secrecy and ignorance. He is 


notorious for recruiting people to carry out his plans. 


Satan does not want us to know what he has done to 


humanity or find out that we are one... we are equal in the 


sight of God. 


He endeavors to scrutinize, tear people down, 


tempt, confuse and discourage his target in an effort 


to cause misery, vexation, sorrow, doubt and faithlessness. 


Satan wants nothing more than to enter certain areas of 


our lives and render us ineffective for the Kingdom of 


God. Satan wants us to feel unworthy to lift our hands to 


praise God or even lift up God's Word! He works on the 


mind in such a way as to induce a state of mental passivity.


Satan is so envious and malicious that he will leave no 


stone unturned in his attempts to tear people down and rob 


them of their peace in God and place in history. 

Has our world become a place where a convincing or 


deceptive lie is more valued and welcome than the truth? 



Why are there so many profound and twisted


 contradictions in U.S. History textbooks?



Why do U.S. History text books deliberately distort and/or 


trade accuracy and then force feed these inaccurate 


narratives to the history curriculum?



Have U.S. History textbooks been revised or manipulated 


to erase sinful acts and puff up people in a way they 


would want others to perceive them to be?



Why do U.S. History textbooks miseducate people with 


grossly inaccurate perceptions and serious lapses?


 

Why are some of the most shockingly appalling aspects of 


slavery, i.e., the brutality, inhumanity, aggressively racist 


mistreatment and unparalleled exploitation and 


enslavement of black peoplthroughout history been 


omitted? 



Why? 



The life-blood of courageous black men and women is 


soaked in the soil they fought to save; yet, history has 


either erased, revised or forgotten to include African 


Americans from all significant events of the world... while 


making the white race appear more relevant? 

 



Why?




Why are there so many missing chapters of history? 


History is overflowing with inaccuracies and omissions. 


There are fabrications, perjuries, deception and outright 


lies that have reached epidemic proportions threatening 


the very foundations of our society, corrupting our civil 


discourse and distorting our politics. Many of these


 contradictions are so tremendously vast... they 


are virtually inconceivable. 


These false accounts of history have hidden the brutality 


slaves encountered. There was forced slave labor, forced 


sexual acts with women slaves, whippings, beatings, 


shackling slaves, lynchings, mind games, public 


humiliations, buck breakings, sodomizing men and


 monopolizing information. 


Were these enormously false narratives carried out in 


order to paint a picture that is not indicative of who they 


really were? 


Were these lies told in order to advance certain people?


These despicable acts against humanity have adversely


 affected scores of people. 

Rather than feeling robbed or


seeking truth, some people form and 


cling to false beliefs about African 


Americans despite overwhelming 


evidence that confirms what they 


already know or would rather not hear.

Rather than search for information that will either 


confirm or give a different perspective about 


African Americans... some would rather ignore contrary 


information and seek out or develop elaborate 


rationalizations based on misinformation that supports 


what they want to believe; although, the information is 


faulty to the core.

The Black Man Came From 



Greatness.

King Tut Ruled Egypt.


King Tut was born in ancient Egypt.

In the opinion of some scholars, King Tut was handsome 


and the most famous king in all of Egypt. 


King Tut's legacy was largely negated by his successors. 


He was barely known to the modern world until 1922, 


when British archaeologist Howard Carter chiseled 


through a doorway and entered the pharaoh’s tomb, which 


had remained sealed for more than 3,200 years. 


The tomb’s vast hoard of artifacts and treasure, intended 


to accompany the king into the afterlife, revealed an 


incredible amount about royal life in ancient Egypt, and 


quickly made King Tut the world’s most famous pharaoh.

Egypt was the first of many appreciable African 


civilizations. It lasted thousands of years and 


accomplished many noble and astounding things in the 


fields of science, mathematics, medicine, technology and 


the arts. Egyptian civilization was already over 2000 years 


old by the time the city of Rome was built.

According to some scholars, the Great Sphinx of Egypt 


symbolizes the royalty of Egypt. It acts as a symbol of 


man's dominance over nature. The sphinx's majestic 


and imposing appearance serve as a form of warning to 


looters entering the Necropolis.


The Sphinx has an unique design: a human-animal hybrid 


that combines a lion's body with a man's head. Ancient 


Egyptians considered such mixed Egyptians to signify the 


divine. The Sphinx represents a composite of the mortal 


and the immortal. By placing the head of the pharaoh on 


the lion's body, the Egyptians were expressing the notion 


that their ruler was more than a man. 


This way of thought had its roots in 


man's social evolution. 


In the primitive days of humanity, men lived in fear and 


awe of wild animals, which seemed superior by virtue of 


their strength, speed and ferociousness. However, as man's 


collective intelligence increased, so did his ability to tame 


nature, and this bolstered his confidence. The placement 


of the pharaoh's head on the animal's body represents 


humanity's dominion of nature and chaos.

The Africans shared knowledge with 


Europeans without prejudice. Little 


did they know Europeans would use 


that knowledge to oppress their 


descendants.


Slavery and colonization by 



Europeans.


These human beings were 


forced into a completely 


unjust system! 


Why was the invasion of 


Africa and the kidnapping of 


Africans and the slavery,


imposed upon them, 


whitewashed and/or 


minimized in U.S. history 


books?

The people who suffered the most from the Transatlantic 


Slave Trade were civilized, organized and technologically 


advanced people, long before the arrival of European 


slavers, trying to suggest they were backward peoples.

Our understanding of the importance 


of African history is virtually absolute.


The very nature of white supremacy requires righteous 


teaching about slavery, the genocide of indigenous people 


and the many atrocities, struggles and ugly realities that 


were and still are being deliberately obscured. 

Dr. DuBois tells us that, "Nearly every human empire that 


has arisen in the world, material and spiritual, has found 


some of its greatest crises on this continent of Africa. It 


was through Africa that Christianity became the religion 


of the world . . . It was through Africa that Islam came to 


play its great role of conqueror and civilizer."

Egypt and the nations of the Nile Valley were, figuratively, the beating heart of Africa and the incubator for its greatness for more than a thousand years. Egypt gave birth to what later would become known as "Western Civilization," long before the greatness of Greece and Rome.

This is a part of the African story, and in the distance it is a part of the African-American story. It is difficult for depressed African-Americans to know that they are a part of the larger story of the history of the world. The history of the modern world was made, in the main, by what was taken from African people. Europeans emerged from what they call their "Middle-Ages," people-poor, land-poor and resources-poor. And to a great extent, culture-poor. They raided and raped the cultures of the world, mostly Africa, and filled their homes and museums with treasures, then they called the people primitive. The Europeans did not understand the cultures of non-Western people then; they do not understand them now.

History, I have often said, is a clock that people use to tell their political time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography. History tells a people where they have been and what they have been. It also tells a people where they are and what they are. Most importantly, history tells a people where they still must go and what they still must be.

There is no way to go directly to the history of African-Americans without taking a broader view of African world history. In his book, Tom-Tom, the writer John W. Vandercook makes this meaningful statement: A race is like a man.

Until it uses its own talents, takes pride in its own history, and loves its own memories, it can never fulfill itself completely. This, in essence, is what African-American history and what African-American History Month is about. The phrase African-American or African-American History Month, taken at face value and without serious thought, appears to be incongruous. Why is there a need for an African-American History Month when there is no similar month for the other minority groups in the United States. The history of the United States, in total, consists of the collective histories of minority groups. What we call 'American civilization' is no more than the sum of their contributions. The African- Americans are the least integrated and the most neglected of these groups in the historical interpretation of the American experience. This neglect has made African-American History Month a necessity.

Most of the large ethnic groups in the United States have had, and still have, their historical associations. Some of these associations predate the founding of the Association For The Study of Negro Life and History (1915). Dr. Charles H. Wesley tells us that, "Historical societies were organized in the United States with the special purpose in view of preserving and maintaining the heritage of the American nation."

Within the framework of these historical societies, many ethnic groups, Black as well as white, engaged in those endeavors that would keep alive their beliefs in themselves and their past as a part of their hopes for the future. For African-Americans, Carter G. Woodson led the way and used what was then called, Negro History Week, to call attention to his people's contribution to every aspect of world history. Dr. Woodson, then Director of the Association For the Study of Negro Life and History, conceived this special week as a time when public attention should be focused on the achievements of America's citizens of African descent.

The acceptance of the facts of African-American history and the African-American historian as a legitimate part of the academic community did not come easily. Slavery ended and left its false images of Black people intact. In his article, "What the Historian Owes the Negro," the noted African-American historian, Dr. Benjamin Quarles, says:

"The Founding Fathers, revered by historians for over a century and a half, did not conceive of the Negro as part of the body of politics. Theoretically, these men found it hard to imagine a society where Negroes were of equal status to whites. Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, who was far more liberal than the run of his contemporaries, was never the less certain that "the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government."

I have been referring to the African origin of African-American literature and history. This preface is essential to every meaningful discussion of the role of the African-American in every aspect of American life, past and present. I want to make it clear that the Black race did not come to the United States culturally empty-handed. The role and importance of ethnic history is in how well it teaches a people to use their own talents, take pride in their own history and love their own memories. In order to fulfill themselves completely, in all of their honorable endeavors it is important that the teacher of history of the Black race find a definition of the subject, and a frame of reference that can be understood by students who have no prior knowledge of the subject. The following definition is paraphrased from a speech entitled, "The Negro Writer and His Relation To His Roots," by Saunders Redding, (1960):

Heritage, in essence, is how a people have used their talent to created a history that gives them memories that they can respect, and use to command the respect of other people. The ultimate purpose of history and history teaching is to use a people's talent to develop an awareness and a pride in themselves so that they can create better instruments for living together with other people. This sense of identity is the stimulation for all of a people's honest and creative efforts. A people's relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to its mother. I repeat: History is a clock that people use to tell their time of day. It is a compass that they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It also tells them where they are, and what they are. Most importantly, an understanding of history tells a people where they still must go, and what they still must be.

Early white American historians did not accord African people anywhere a respectful place in their commentaries on the history of man. In the closing years of the nineteenth century, African- American historians began to look at their people's history from their vantage point and their point of view. Dr. Benjamin Quarks observed that "as early as 1883 this desire to bring to public attention the untapped material on the Negro prompted George Washington Williams to publish his two-volume History of The Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. The first formally trained African-American historian was W.E.B. DuBois, whose doctoral dissertation, published in 1895, The Suppression Of The African Slave Trade To The United States, 1638-1870, became the first title to be published in the Harvard Historical Studies. It was with Carter G. Woodson, another Ph.D., that African world history took a great leap forward and found a defender who could document his claims. Woodson was convinced that unless something was done to rescue the Black man from history's oversight, he would become a "negligible factor in the thought of the world. "

Woodson, in 1915, founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Woodson believed that there was no such thing as, "Negro History. " He said what was called "Negro History" was only a missing segment of world history. He devoted the greater portion of his life to restoring this segment.

Africa came into the Mediterranean world, mainly through Greece, which had been under African influence, and then Africa was cut off from the melting pot by the turmoil among the Europeans and the religious conquests incident to the rise of Islam. Africa, prior to these events, had developed its history and civilization, indigenous to its people and lands. Africa came back into the general picture of history through the penetration of North Africa, West Africa and the Sudan by the Arabs. European and American slave traders next ravaged the continent. The imperialist colonizers and missionaries finally entered the scene and prevailed until the recent re-emergence of independent African nations.

Africans are, of course, closely connected to the history of both North and South America. The African-American's role in the social, economic and political development of the American states is an important foundation upon which to build racial understanding, especially in areas in which false generalization and stereotypes have been developed to separate peoples rather than to unite them. Contrary to a misconception which still prevails, the Africans were familiar with literature and art for many years before their contact with the Western World. Before the breaking-up of the social structure of the West African states of Ghana, Mali and Songhay and the internal strife and chaos that made the slave trade possible, the forefathers of the Africans who eventually became slaves in the United States, lived in a society where university life was fairly common and scholars were held in reverence.

To understand fully any aspect of African-American life, one must realize that the African-American is not without a cultural past, though he was many generations removed from it before his achievements in American literature and art commanded any appreciable attention. Africana, or Black History, should be taught every day, not only in the schools, but also in the home. African History Month should be every month. We need to learn about all the African people of the world, including those who live in Asia and the islands of the Pacific.

In the twenty-first century there will be over one billion African people in the world. We are tomorrow's people. But, of course, we were yesterday's people, too. With an understanding of our new importance we can change the world, if first we change ourselves.

The late Dr. John Henrik Clarke, a pre-eminent African-American historian, author of several volumes on the history of Africa and the Diaspora, taught inthe Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Originally published in THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine (1997).

In the mid-1500s, resistant Africans were kidnapped from 

their homes and European mariners started bringing

 Africans to America as slaves. They were packed on board the vessels like sardines. Many died at sea and were thrown overboard.


Africans were forced to 


migrate.

.

They were branded 


and loaded onto ships.

There is no shortage of dehumanization, cruelty, suffering 


and injustice. Unfortunately, recurring themes continue to 


impact the lives of African Americans... it's just warmed 


over differently.

Many were bound, chained and/or shackled below deck. 


On board the slave vessels, an estimated one-third of these 


individuals died at sea.

Merchants traded humans as merchandise. They were sold 


at auctions to owners who would punish slaves harshly. 


These owners wanted them primarily as plantation 


workers. They would break up families by selling them.

The institution of slavery was the exchange of human 


beings into a medium of exchange, solely for the profit of 


their owners. 


Slaves had no rights over their bodies or loved ones. Slave 


owners controlled the general conditions of their lives, 


i.e., where they lived, what they ate, their work, etc. They 


would also give slaves intoxicating drinks to dumb them 


down and give them no time to think of escaping.


Slave owners had no human consideration for slaves. 


They were viewed as nothing less than property.


  Slave owners mortgaged slaves and bred them. They 


waged Slaves in bets, gave slaves  as wedding presents,


 passed slaves on to heirs, took them from their spouses 


and/or children to settle debts or to begrudge a rival or to 


settle an estate. Slaves were routinely whipped, raped, and


 branded, subjected to any desire or dis-ease of their


owners. Some were castrated and endured many cruel and 


dehumanizing acts.

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Throughout the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, the 


kidnappings continued, from the continent of Africa. 


Africans were forced into slavery in the American 


colonies. They were exploited to work as indentured 


servants and labor in the production of tobacco and cotton. 


Slaves performed the labor and others prospered from 


their toil.

Slave men were sexually exploited

and abused by their white masters.

Buck breaking was the heinous and atrocious acts of the 


beating, raping and sodomizing of African slaves by their 


angry slave masters who thought a slave was being defiant 


and needed to be taught a lesson. These atrocities were 


done to degrade, humiliate, destroy the self-esteem and 


break the spirit and manhood of the strong and intimidate 


the weak African male slave. Many of the male slaves, 


after being sadistically raped, committed suicide or would 


run away and never return because they were traumatized 


and could not live with the abuse, rape and emasculation.


The horrific act of buck breaking first started with 


stripping naked the male slaves and having them flogged 


while in full view of the other slaves, the public and their 


childrenThese heinous acts of stripping, raping and 


sodomizing affected both children and men. 


This sexual exploitation was about more than sexual 


gratification, for the white supremacist, buck breaking 


was about example making and asserting power. It was the 


slave masters violent and dehumanizing way 


of humiliating the men and showing dominance.


 Slave masters would ritualistically abuse their slaves to


 demonstrate their power and mastery over them. 


They later created sex farms where male African slaves 


were bred just for the purpose of being raped. 

According to many historians, enslaved men with families 


were forced to have sex with each other in front of their 


family or were raped in front of their sons. Many enslaved 


men who had gone through the process of buck breaking 


killed themselves afterwards or ran away and never 


returned. 


For the white supremacists, buck breaking either on ships 


or on plantations was a way of utterly embarrassing the 


men and showing dominance.

Buck Breaking was so successful that it was made into a 


“Sex Farm” where white men could travel from plantation 


to plantation feeding their sadistic, homosexual needs.

Slave owners saw literacy as a threat to the institution of 

slavery and their financial investment. Teaching slaves to 

read and write, they thought, would stimulate  

dissatisfaction in their minds and produce insurrection and 

rebellion. 


They though literacy would enable the enslaved to read 

the widely-distributed writings of abolitionists. It would 

also allow slaves to discover that thousands of the 

enslaved had escaped, often with the assistance of the 

Underground Railroad, to safe refuges.


Literacy was believed to make the enslaved unhappy at 


best, insolent and sullen at worst. As put by a


Washington lawyer Elias B. Caldwell:


"The more you improve the condition of these people, 


the more you cultivate their minds, the more 


miserable you make them, in their present state. You 


give them a higher relish for those privileges which 


they can never attain, and turn what we intend for a 


blessing (slavery) into a curse. 


No, if they must remain in their present situation, 


keep them in the lowest state of degradation and 


ignorance. The nearer you bring them to the condition 


of brutes, the better chance do you give them of 


possessing their apathy."

Benjamin Banneker (November 9, 1731 – 


October 19, 1806) was a free man. He was the author of 


the African-American almanac. He was largely self taught.


Benjamin Banneker was surveyor, naturalist, and farmer. 


He was born in Baltimore County, Maryland. He became 


one of the most famous African Americans in early U.S. 


history.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, some blacks gained their 


freedom, acquired property, and gained access to 


American society. Many moved to the North, where 


slavery, although it was still legal, had less of a presence.

Harriet Tubman was an escaped enslaved woman who 


became a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, 


leading enslaved people to freedom before the Civil War, 


all while carrying a bounty on her head. Mrs. Tubman was 


also a nurse, a Union spy and a women’s suffrage 


supporter. 


Jim Crow laws flourished within an oppressive society 


marked by violence. 


The North was not immune to Jim Crow-like laws. Some 


states required Black people to own property before they 


could vote, schools and neighborhoods were segregated, 


and businesses displayed “Whites Only” signs.


Jim Crow laws were a collection of state and local statutes 


that legalized racial segregation. Named after a Black 


minstrel show character, the laws—which existed for 


about 100 years, from the post-Civil War era until 1968—


were meant to marginalize African Americans by denying 


them the right to vote, hold jobs, get an education or other 


opportunities. Those who attempted to defy Jim Crow 


laws often faced arrest, fines, jail sentences, violence and 


death.

Extreme cruelty, such as lynchings, forces us to confront 


the harsh truths of evil, entitled, exploitive and heartless 


people. Some people harbor thoughts of revenge in their 


hearts and can casually perform some of the most evil, 


inhumane and hateful acts against humanity. 


There are far too many who are quick to project blame, 


accusations, flaws and moral shortcomings onto others.


 Some people can be notorious for dismissing and/or


 disowning their personal responsibility, or blatantly lie in 


an effort to hide their undesirable characteristics or inflate


 their false image. 


Some are so pathetic, they deflect, bend and negate reality 


and want others to accept their unreasonable justifications


 for their heinous behaviorIt is baffling how one can 


shamelessly blame the actual victim and stoop so low,


 without any remorse. 


How can anyone, being blessed with the ability to reason...


 be capable of heinous, heartless, barbaric reasoning, such 


as this? 


Of all God's creatures... these are some of the most toxic 


and cruelest.

Billie Holliday sings this heart wrenching song, not to 


minimize or embellish lynching. It is a harsh and 


heartbreaking fact... that she pours out in song.

Memphis teacher Ida B. Wells became a prominent activist against Jim Crow laws after refusing to leave a first-class train car designated for white people only. A conductor forcibly removed her and she successfully sued the railroad, though that decision was later reversed by a higher court.

Angry at the injustice, Wells devoted herself to fighting Jim Crow laws. Her vehicle for dissent was newspaper writing: In 1889 she became co-owner of the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight and used her position to take on school segregation and sexual harassment.

Wells traveled throughout the South to publicize her work and advocated for the arming of Black citizens. Wells also investigated lynchings and wrote about her findings.

A mob destroyed her newspaper and threatened her with death, forcing her to move to the North, where she continued her efforts against Jim Crow laws and lynching.

The post-World War II era saw an increase in civil rights 


activities in the African American community, with a 


focus on ensuring that Black citizens were able to vote. 


This ushered in the civil rights movement, resulting in the 


removal of Jim Crow laws.

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The abolitionist movement was an organized effort to end 


the practice of slavery in the United States. 

The divisiveness and animosity fueled by the movement, along with other factors, led to the Civil War and ultimately the end of slavery in America.

*An abolitionist is a person who fought to abolish slavery 


during the 19th century. They sought the immediate and 


full emancipation of all slaves.

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in New York, and became an important voice in the fight for racial and gender equality. She was an American abolitionist.

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland. When he was sold, the wife of his owner taught him the alphabet, despite the ban on teaching slaves to read and write. His ability to read refined his political views and human rights ideology, and gave him the impetus to become an American social reformer, American abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.

Harriet Beecher Stowe cared about social justice. She was an American abolitionist and author. She wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabinwhich depicts the harsh reality of African-American slaves in the United States.

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery. She was an American abolitionist.

Harriet Tubman eventually became one of the most important â€śconductors” of 
the Underground Railroad.

John Brown helped both freed and escaped slaves find refuge along the route of the Underground Railroad. He also created the League of Gileadites, a group formed to protect black citizens from slave hunters. John Brown was executed on December 2, 1859, after he was captured during the failed raid on Harper’s Ferry.

By the mid-19th century, America’s westward expansion 


and the abolition movement provoked a great debate over 


slavery that would tear the nation apart in the bloody Civil 


War. 

When the Civil War began, many Northern blacks 


volunteered to fight for the Union. Some people expressed 


surprise at how fiercely black troops fought. But black 


soldiers were fighting for more than restoring the Union. 


They were fighting to liberate their people.

Black soldiers were fighting bigotry 


abroad while it was tolerated at home. 


Some men refused to serve in the


 "Jim Crow" military and were 


imprisoned for it.

After the war, the racist legacy of slavery remained. 


It spurred a campaign of resistance, including the 


Underground Railroad.

Though the Union victory freed the nation’s four million 


enslaved people, the legacy of slavery continued to 


influence American history, from the Reconstruction era 


to the civil rights movement that emerged a century after 


emancipation.

A black man was accused of assaulting a white woman. 


As a result, a riot broke out. The riot left at least 300 black 


people murdered. An estimated 10,000 more were left 


homeless, 35 city blocks housing 1,256 residences were


 burned down and 600 successful businesses were lost,


 including 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, two movie 


theaters and a hospital. 


According to the Atlanta Black Star, the Ku Klux Klan-


led riot lasted for over 16 hours.

The Tuskegee Airmen won a major victory against racism.


They were barred from military aviation because of their 

skin color. They persisted to learn to be twice as good as 

their counterparts, although, as a black person, that would 

mean, to get only half as far. 

These persistent Airmen were able to rise above racial 


barriers and break "Jim Crow" segregation in the military. 

They became the first African-American aviators in the 

United States Army Air Corps history. They were pilots, 

bombardiers, navigators, flight trainers, mechanics and 

support personnel.

The Tuskegee experiment began in 1932. It was at a time 


when there was no known treatment for syphilis. After 


being recruited by the promise of free medical care, 600 


men originally were enrolled in the project.


The participants were primarily sharecroppers. Doctors 


from the U.S. Public Health Service. They told the 


participants, 399 men with latent syphilis and a control 


group of 201 others who were free of the disease they 


were being treated for bad blood, a term commonly used 


in the area at the time to refer to a variety of ailments.


The men were monitored by health workers but only 


given placebos such as aspirin and mineral supplements, 


despite the fact penicillin became the recommended 


treatment for syphilis in 1947. The Public Health 


Service researchers convinced local physicians not to treat 


the participants. The men died, went blind or insane or 


experienced other severe health problems due to their 


untreated syphilis.

Emmett Louis Till, born on July 25, 1941 was lynched in 

Mississippi, August 28, 1955. Emmett Till was

accused of 

offending a white woman in her family's grocery store. He was 14 years old. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were

acquitted drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United States.

In 1955, blacks were required by a Montgomery, 


Alabama, city ordinance to sit in the back half of city 


buses and to yield their seats to white riders if the front 


half of the bus, reserved for whites, was full.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a civil rights protest 


during which blacks refused to ride city buses in 


Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating. The 


boycott took place from December 5, 1955, to December 


20, 1956. Four days before the boycott began, Rosa Parks, 


a seamstress, was going home from her job and was 


seated in the front row of the colored section.


When the white seats filled, the driver, J. Fred Blake, 


asked Parks and three others to vacate their seats. The 


other black riders complied, but Parks refused.


She was arrested for refusing to give her bus seat to a 


white man. 




Fannie Lou Hamer was a Civil rights legend. She was a 

sharecropper from the 

Mississippi Delta and an American voting and women's rights activist, community organizer, and a leader in the civil rights movement.

Very important facts about American history has been 


either lost, shamelessly covered up, forgotten, purposely 


omitted or what some may have thought eradicated. 



Why? 



Is America living its full truth?


Is America willing to die in a whirlwind of intentional 


omissions, misinformation and/or incompletions of 


historical facts which may be greatly harming our country?

"More inhumanity has been done by man himself 


than any other of nature's causes." 


Samuel von Pufendorf

People who deny any connection to the racism of the past 


will also, for the most part, deny any connection to the 


racism, in this present day.

George Washington Carver was an American scientist and educator. Carver is famous for many inventions including a number of uses for the peanut.


George Washington Carver was born enslaved and went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. 


Carver devised over 100 products using one major crop — the peanut — including dyes, plastics and gasoline.

Quote by: George Washington Carver