Love this song!!!
Love this song!!!
The State of Virginia forbids blacks and slaves from bearing arms, prohibits blacks from congregating in large numbers, and mandates harsh punishment for slaves who assault Christians or attempt escape.
The Pennsylvania Quakers pass the first formal antislavery resolution.
New York City hosts the first Convention of the Anti-Slavery Society of American Women, an event attended by both black and white women.
**It’s funny, how sometimes you go to research something dealing with African American history you find so little. Just means you have to dig deeper.**
In the 1910s, the oil business was booming in Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was given the then name “the Negro Wall Street”. It was home to a lot of prominent black businessmen and some were multimillionaires. This was back when Black people contributed to black owned businesses, seeing as though this was the time during segregation laws prevented them from shopping any place else.
The Negro Wall Street was compared to Beverly Hills. It showed that African American’s can truly build a successful infrastructure.
The legendary GAP Band got their name form the 3 main streets in Tulsa (Greenwood Ave. Archer and Pine St.) where they were from.
“…..at the time, Oklahoma was set aside to be a Black and Indian state. There were over 28 Black townships there. One third of the people who traveled in the terrifying “Trail of Tears” alongside the Indians between 1830 and 1842 were Black people. The citizens of this proposed Indian and Black state chose a Black governor, a treasurer from Kansas named McDade. But the Ku Klux Klan said that if he assumed office that they would kill him within 48 hours.’ via SFBV
On June 1, 1921 the world changed for the African American’s that lived and owned businesses in this town. Out of pure jealousy, the KKK launched a large plan to massacre this town and the people in it. In 12 hours the Black Wall Street was bombed from the air and was burned to the ground.
The white people who lived around this town, watched on and didn’t assist anyone in need of help. It was said they it was as if they were watching a justified lynching. It was also estimated that it was about 3,000 African Americans that lost their lives including women, men and children. Over 600 businesses were lost.
The disgrarded the bodies in mine shafts, rivers and dug massive graves to places all the bodies.
The day before the bombing took place, there was lie fabricated implanting a man named Dick Rowland, saying it rapes a white woman named Sarah Page.
Whites shot African American’s on site…and set things on fire. Only a single block remained in this town.
A documentary was made about the suriviors and their quest to seek justice, it’s called “Before They Die.”
*Thanks Goddess Intellect
Love this song….. I swear I want a party like this!!!
North Carolina passes a law enforcing prohibition against teaching slaves to read and write as well as against providing slaves with reading materials like books or pamphlets.
**Couldn’t find a lot of information on him, but no surprise there.**
George was born on June 2, 1916 to parent who were both Methodist missionaries. George spent most of his time in the Far East as a child.
During his time attending Union Theological Seminary, he was greatly influence my Henry D. Thoreau who believe that by using nonviolent resistance it could change social change.
After spending time in jail for failing to join the draft, Houser became an ordained Methodist Minister. Which then caused him to be more invovled with the movement for civil rights and social justice.
George then joined on to be apart of the Journey of Reconcilitation, to help end segregation. During this time he linked up with James Farmer Jr. and Bernice Fisher to co-founder The Congress of Racial Equality in Chicago (aslo known as CORE). They were heavily influenced by Gandhi’s belief on nonviolent civil disobedience and those were the methods they chose to using durng sit ins and later on Freedom Rides.
George Houser, interviewed by Jervis Anderson for his book, A. Philip Randolph: A Biographical Portrait (1972)
“We in the non-violent movement of the 1940s certainly thought that we were initiating something of importance in American life. Of course, we weren’t able to put it in perspective then. But we were filled with vim and vigor, and we hoped that a mass movement could develop, even if we did not think that we were going to produce it. In retrospect, I would say we were precursors. The things we did in the 1940s were the same things that ushered the civil rights revolution. Our Journey of Reconciliation preceded the Freedom Rides of 1961 by fourteen years. Conditions were not quite ready for the full-blown movement when we were undertaking our initial actions. But I think we helped to lay the foundations for what followed, and I feel proud of that.” via CORE ONLINE
After leaving the Fellowship of Reconciliation, he then turned his focus to the African liberation struggle. He spent years in Africa promoting freedom from rules and segergation. He then helped found the AFSAR (Americans for South African Resistance) in 1952. A year later he brached out of AFSAR to ACOA (American Committee on Africa).
He currently servies on the ACAAAP (Advisory Committee of the African Activist Archive Project)
George M. Houser lives in California today…