Slavery

Ice Bucket & Black History
Ice Bucket & Black History
The viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" has proven to be a beneficial means of creating awareness about and raising funds for ALS Research....however, this seemingly NEW Phenomenon is not really new at all....If we examone History, we find that the "Ice Bucket Challenge" was used in a different manener during Slavery...
Today is Juneteenth — Have We Placed the Chains on Our Brain? [POLL]
Today is Juneteenth — Have We Placed the Chains on Our Brain? [POLL]
On this day in history, June 19, 1865, marks the day on which slaves in Texas first learned that slavery had been abolished. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had been in effect since January 1, 1863, the news didn’t reach Texas until June 19, 1865. So here we are in 2012, and even though I was not around (physically) during the 1800s, I can imagine how difficult it was for those who were str
NYS Slavery Ended Today 1799?
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 potenti