The 4th of You-Lie(Slave Perspective)

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May 1829: A Sale Bill poster used to advertise a public auction of slaves in the West Indies.   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

May 1829: A Sale Bill poster used to advertise a public auction of slaves in the West Indies. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

18 thoughts on “The 4th of You-Lie(Slave Perspective)

      • On a personal note, I give less than a dam about the “lies of July. I see it for what it is: an extra day to rest and getting paid at the same time.

        Enough said.

      • I agree. I understand that BLACKS were (and are) not inclusive of this “holiday” and I make it a personal point to make everyone that I know aware of it. Reminds me of the “picnic” which, in reality meant “pick a nigga.” I was never able to get with some white kid posing on a postcard in front of a lynched black man. Do you?

        This is why I am so glad that you and others blog about OUR history. Otherwise, many would be clueless. Keep up the good work!

  1. And as true as that speech was when Frederick Douglass gave it back in July of 1852, it even more so resonates today! And that is the shameful fact of July 4th 2015!

    “There is not a damn thing for Black people to celebrate, THIS day!” I say!

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