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  • The curator of the Slave House on Goree Island and the Alex Haley listing
    Daniel Alexander Payne and the importance of a book in a digital age
    On February 7, 1990, the present writer came to Washington in search of a book. As a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow and a South Carolina Graduate Incentive Scholar, the writer had completed research work on Goree Island off the coast...
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln: Emancipation needed to happen
    Many people throughout history have credited our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, of freeing African Americans from slavery. He may receive the historical credit, but there were plenty of other politicians and activists who had a giant hand in...
  • Norwich Freedom Bell Tower
    Freedom Bell and Tower to be dedicated in Norwich Saturday
    NORWICH, CONN. -- 150 years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, the proud citizens of the Rose of New Englandwill dedicate and celebrate the Norwich Freedom Bell in a ceremony outside city hall this weekend. The bell and...
  • The master's whip
    Finding truth from a master's whip, and a new emancipation
    Two antique books give the actual blueprint of our enslavement...What is strangling America might seem invisible. Assuredly, it is not, and there is a way out of this fine mess we find ourselves in. We must believe that. There is a way, as I will...
  • Juneteenth: The True American Independence Day
    Juneteenth: The True American Independence Day
    Independence Day in the United States of America, proclaimed by the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, did not include all people enjoying freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as it states. Juneteenth, a...
  • Jaden Smith has requested emancipation for his fifteenth birthday
    Jaden Smith requests emancipation for his 15th birthday gift
    Most fifteen year old boys ask for electronics for their birthday, others maybe hope to get a head start on that first car in anticipation of driving, but not Jaden Smith. The soon to be 15-year old son of power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett...
  • Jaden Smith
    Jaden Smith wants to be emancipated from parents, Will and Jada Pinckett Smith
    Jaden Smith, the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has stated that he wants to be emancipated from his parents and live in his own house. Problem is, he doesn’t even have a driver’s license yet.Speaking with The Sun, Will Smith,...
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln is no longer perceived as The Great Emancipator
    Abraham Lincoln is no longer viewed as The Great Emancipator by some, because they’re finding out that he was a bit more equivocal about slavery than they originally believed. Yet, anyone that has read a book on Lincoln, perused his letters,...
  • 'Modern Family' stars mom denies abuse of Ariel Winter
    'Modern Family' stars mom denies abuse of Ariel Winter (Video)
    "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter, who plays Alex Dunphy on the newly popular televisions show recently filed charges alleging physical and emotional abuse by her mother. Her mother, Chris Workman denies the charges and a hearing is...
  • Following the Wise Path - *Agne Naye Supatha raaye*
    Following the Wise Path - *Agne Naye Supatha raaye*
    ~ Agne naya supatha raaye asmaan vishwaani deva vayunani vidvan. yuyodhyasmaj juhuranameno bhuyishtham te nama uktim vidhema. ~ - Yajurved 40/16Agne - O Self -effulgent Supreme Wisdom and illuminator of the...
  • We Meditate on God for Emancipation - *Sa No Bandhur Janita*
    We Meditate on God for Emancipation - *Sa No Bandhur Janita*
    ~ Sa no bandhur janita sa vidhata dhamani veda bhuvanani vishva. Yatra deva amrita manashanastritiye dhamannadhyairayanta. ~ - Yajurved 32/10Sah - He (God) isnah - ourbandhuh - delighting fellow like a kinsman...
  • Flags
    Juneteenth in Pasadena: What is it and where can you celebrate?
    Juneteenth is a holiday most people have never heard of, but it is an important one to African-Americans in the western United States. Every year on June 19th or the surrounding weekends, communities across the West celebrate the day as the final...
  • Old Negro (former slave) with horn with which slaves were called.
    Contemplate significance of early freedoms
    Looking at some of the most cherished freedoms experienced by freedmen can help those today begin to understand the significance of emancipation. There was an early struggle to keep the former slave owners from placing restrictions on the future...
  • How sweet was freedom to the newly emancipated?
    How sweet was freedom to the newly emancipated?
    During slavery, blacks were denied some of the most basic freedoms that others may actually take for granted today. Some most likely could not define freedom themselves, but after a little meditation, they at least could grasp some of the changes...
  • 'Visualizing Emancipation'
    'Visualizing Emancipation'
    Throughout this sesquicentennial, students around the United States will learn about the Civil War, primarily as a series of battles fought by soldiers led by generals. In most cases, the ongoing process of the emancipation of slaves will be given...