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NYS Slavery Ended Today 1799?

I'm having a hard time getting my head around this!  It's a fact that Slavery "Officially" ended on this day in 1799...BUT....there's a little know addendum to that ruling.  The STATE OF NEW YORK became a "Free State"...meaning Slavery was over, banned, illegal, etc... as of 1799 with respect to the "STATE OF NEW YORK".... HOWEVER..... that only applied to any potential FUTURE SLAVES...and to "THE STATE"!  

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Slaves ‘Obey Your Masters’ – Know Thyself Community Wednesday

An Atheist organization in Pennsylvania recently erected a billboard depicting an African Slave with the words ‘Slaves Obey Your Masters’. The Atheist organization put up the billboard because they wanted to get the word out about the state House’s recent designation of 2012 as “The Year of the Bible” which they (atheists) find offensive.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIBUTE

Check out this Black History Month tribute song, titled "Get It," from Vincent "Vegas" Ellis. Hopefully this track Inspires us all!!

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Black History Month: Du Bois Award-Winning Exhibit

The American Negro Exhibit was created by W.E.B. Dubois and first appeared in the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle, where it received seventeen awards. It presented a collection of materials to illustrate the progress of the Negro race in the United States since emancipation from slavery in 1863.

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Photo courtesy of the Buffalo Historical Society
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Black History Month: Exhibits at Pan American Exposition Show Two Sides

The Darkest Africa exhibit at Buffalo’s 1901 Pan American Exposition consisted of 62 people representing a variety of African tribes. They were transported to Buffalo to demonstrate weaponry, handicrafts, songs, and dances.

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Black History Month: Seeking Better Lives in Buffalo

From 1915 onward, large numbers of African-Americans left agriculture areas in the South to seek better paying jobs in the industrial cities of the North. The industrial boom stimulated by World War 1 and the steel plant in Lackawanna drew African-Americans to Western New York in large numbers.

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Photo courtesy of the Buffalo Historical Society
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Black History Month: Witness Tackles McKinley’s Killer in Buffalo

On September 6, 1901, James B. Parker, a waiter at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, stood in line to shake President William McKinley’s hand. He emerged from this event as a hero when he tackled the anarchist Leon Czolgosz after the assassin shot the president twice in the stomach.

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Mary Talbert: Advocate and Civil Rights Crusader

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Mary Morris Burnett Talbert was an educator, women’s rights advocate and a civil rights crusader.

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Courtesy of the Buffalo Historical Society
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Rev. Jesse Nash: Legendary Buffalo Minister

Rev. Nash, was pastor of Michigan Avenue Baptist Church for 61 years, and was Mary B. Talbert’s minister. Nash was a dynamic leader who built a community on Buffalo’s east side.

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Courtesy of the Buffalo Historical Society
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W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B Du Bois was born in Massachusetts and was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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Maya Angelou Why Black History Month Still Matters

I remember this time last year we had a conversation that took place on the Know Thyself Community Wednesday (that will return to the air soon by the way) as to the relevancy of Black History Month and the responses were quite interesting to say the least. Anyone who feels that African history in no longer important is completely out of their mind!

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Black History: Buffalo School Production on Black Hair

In honor of Black History Month, The Westminster Community Charter School will be presenting, “Submerged in Perception Emerging in Truth: I Am Not My Hair,” Friday, February 17 at 9:15 a.m. in the school auditorium.

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