It’s already embarrassing that Mississippi didn’t ratify the 13th Amendment (the one that, you know, abolishes slavery) until 1995. It’s even more embarrassing that the Magnolia State didn’t officially ratify the amendment until now, almost 150 years after Congress voted for it meaning, Slavery officially ended in Mississippi this month!!! Now aint that some S***! […]
While Hollywood may be expressing renewed interest in all things slavery (“Django: Unchained” and “Lincoln” are in theaters now and “12 Years A Slave” will…
Adidas is calling it quits on the “shackle sneakers”. After posting images on the Adidas Facebook page of the JS Roundhouse Mid with the caption “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?” critics expressed outrage saying that the shoes evoked thoughts of slavery. The shoes are the brainchild of […]
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this […]
jubilee (Biblical) – 1. in Hebrew Scriptures, a year of rest to be observed by the Israelites every 50th year during which slaves were to be set free. 2. celebrations held by African-American slaves, usually at Christmas and Easter, which included respite from labor, feasting, music and dancing.