Discussion in 'Black Women - Mothers - Sisters - Daughters' started by Alarm Clock, May 27, 2013.
To make sure: Alarm Clock oldsoul
These are nice Alarm Clock, but why not start with the ancestors that are credited with starting Decoration Day, which morphed into Memorial Day:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Decoration Day is the former name of Memorial Day in the United States. Memorial Day began as "Decoration Day" in the immediate aftermath of the American Civil War. It was a tradition initiated by former slaves to celebrate emancipation and commemorate those who died to end slavery in the United States. The term may also refer to:
Decoration Day (song), a song by Sonny Boy Williamson I, later performed by John Lee Hooker
Decoration Day (album), a 2003 album by Drive-By Truckers
Decoration Day (film), a 1990 American film based on a novel by John William Corrington
Decoration Day (music), the 2nd movement of A Symphony: New England Holidays by American composer Charles Ives
Decoration Day at Old Soldiers' Home, a 1914 American film produced by Vitagraph Company of America
This information was shared yesterday on the DesteeLive broadcast by bro. oldsoul's teachings on Malcolm X's: By Any Means Necessary.
Memorial Day - Wikipedia
Just curious Alarm Clock, did you by any chance here the broadcast, it was also played back during the day?
Peace In the Spirit of Sankofa,
Honoring Che-cho-ter ["Morning Dew"], the Black Seminole wife of the Seminole War Chief, Osceola, over whom the 2nd Seminole War (also known as the "Negro War") was fought. Osceola got his wife back and the Black Seminoles who fought with him, won their freedom on the battlefield when the U.S. Army sued them for peace, because even though more money was spent fighting the 2nd Seminole (Negro) War than ALL the U.S./Indian wars in history, COMBINED, they couldn't beat the Black "allies" of the Seminole Nation. 20 years later, Abe Lincoln used their "battlefield freedom" documents as a legal precedent to sign the Emanicipation Proclamation.
A play by play account of the extremely well-documented 2nd Seminole War (Negro War) can be found here (even though it's NEVER taught in school and an "open" secret):
Annexation, Story Panel 1 of 8 - Part One, Early Years - Rebellion
With the Spanish cession of Florida to the U.S., American slavery threatens the Black Seminoles.
You got me embarassed fer sho dear heart. I hads a bad video of scholar Ian Carew, lecture on the Seminole on my FB timeline from February I got to dig up for you! they usually do the audio in WBAI fundraisers
Be looking forward to it!
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