Posts Tagged ‘slaves

29
Jun
13

Oh What A Week…..

President Obama looks out of the “door of no return” during a tour of the ‘House of Slaves‘ on Goree Island, Senegal, June 27

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Monday

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Questions by Liberal Librarian

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HealthCare.gov

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Tuesday

Congressman John Lewis watches news of the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights act decision

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27
Jun
13

An Image for the Ages

President Obama looks out of the “door of no return” during a tour of the ‘House of Slaves‘ on Goree Island

27
Jun
13

Senegal: An Image or Two

…. at the doorway that slaves departed from on Goree Island in Dakar

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First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Martin Luther King middle school in Dakar, Senegal

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President Obama introduces the First Lady to President Sall

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NPR

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08
Jul
11

oh these people….

Jack and Jill: In Iowa, there’s a social conservative pledge called “The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family” that is anti-abortion, anti-same sex marriage, anti-divorce etc etc that GOP candidates are being urged to sign. (It includes:)

Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.

Given that families were broken up regularly for sales during slavery and that rape by masters was pretty common, this could not be more offensive … When will Republicans inquire with actual Black people whether or not we’re ok with invoking slavery to score cheap political points? It has to stop….

Full post here

Michele Bachmann (here) and Rick Santorum (here) have signed the ‘pledge’

More at ThinkProgress and baratunde.com

Thanks lmrj




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