|Black Arts Los Angeles (BALA), 6th Anniversary, in full swing.|
Join in celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth
in Leimert Park. #BALAEvent2015
The battle of Antietam (a.k.a. Sharpsburg) set the stage, providing the necessary Union victory needed to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
|Henry Louis Stephens, untitled watercolor (c1863),|
black man reading a newspaper w/ headline
Dec 1865, made slavery and indentured servitude, expect for those duly convicted of a crime, illegal, everywhere subject to the Unites States jurisdiction.
African American Men - Military Service in the Civil War
Quiet as it's kept, President Lincoln had to issue the Emancipation Proclamation twice.
Fast-forward to today. America, the Beautiful. We've got work to do.
As the late, Dr. Maya Angelou said in
"Still I Rise" -
"Out of the huts of history and shame -
I am the dream and the hope of the slave -
Love & light.