June 19, 2008

Recent Political Events – Revive the history of Change in America. Although Michelle Obama was born in 1964, and was not 18 until 1982 as her  adult life began, The Country Should still needs to Recognize those who fought for Change in Modern America such as Shirley Chisholm, As well As those in American History such as The Abolitionist…therefore understand Michelle Obama’s comments.

Obama’s Wife Thanks First Lady For Support

Bush Comforted Obama Following Criticism Over Remarks

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama said on “The View” Wednesday that she was “touched” when first lady Laura Bush came to her defense recently.

Obama has come under criticism for remarks she made in February, when she said that for the first time in her adult life she was proud of the United States.

In an interview with ABC last week, Laura Bush said she thought the remark had been misconstrued and that Obama “probably meant” she was “more proud.”

Appearing on ABC’s “The View” as one of the co-hosts, Michelle Obama said she sent the first lady a note to let her know she appreciated those comments.                                                                                      (Source: http://www.clickondetroit.com/entertainment/16645394/detail.html)

 She said she likes the “calm, rational approach” that Bush takes to such issues. Obama also said she’s “taking some cues,” in the event that her husband is elected president. She said that there’s a reason people like Laura Bush, and that it’s because she doesn’t “fuel the fire.”

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Michelle Obama Takes Heat for Saying She’s

‘Proud of My Country’ for the First Time.

Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, is under fire for leaving the impression that she hasn’t been proud of her country until now, when Democrats are beginning to rally around her husband’s campaign.

Speaking in Milwaukee, Wis., on Monday, she said, “People in this country are ready for change and hungry for a different kind of politics and … for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.”

Greeted with rousing applause after making the comment in Milwaukee, Obama delivered an amended version of the speech later that day in Madison, Wis.

“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country … not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change,” she said. “I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment.” 

Obama was born in 1964, meaning her adult life began in 1982. Critics quickly seized on the newfound national pride. (Scource: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331288,00.html)

Beyond Barack Obama: The Revival & Rise of The Amazing…Shirley Chisholm- Presidential Candidate of 1972, The Original Catalyst of Change and Our Political Leader Forever.

The True American Revolution – Liberating Enslaved Black America

The True American Revolution – Liberating Enslaved Black America During the 19th Century / Early-Mid 1800’s

The Integrated Abolitionist-American Liberation Movement for the Freedom of Enslaved Black Americans by the Abolitionist /Anti-Slavery Movement

A time in history has passed us and has gone unrecognized and underappreciated for many years, nearly 200 years or 173 to be exact.

During this time in Americas past known as the Jacksonian era or the Antebellum era also known as the Abolitionist Movement era, The country was facing changing times during the early to mid 1800’s. There were still many problems and differences between the North and the South.

Although the cities of America were growing during the post American/independence revolution there were still many problems between the northern and southern states of the country. During these pre-civil war times Abolitionist and anti-slavery proponents and advocates were active pursing the “Glorious Cause” Abolitionism – to bring Slavery to an end in the south or throughout the country, although the north was free fugitive slave laws still existed.

In an effort to bring about the immediate end of slavery and have the U.S. government lives by the word s and standards of the constitution of the United States and the declaration of independence. Anti-slavery abolitionist such as William Lloyd Garrison, Fredrick Douglas and George Thompson were orators/speakers or published news papers such as Garrisons “Liberator” newspaper which was a voice of the abolitionist community of the Glorious Cause.

These Abolitionist/Anti-Slavery groups and organizations convened meetings, conventions and strived for the fight to bring an end to slavery against multitudes of oppressive “slave forces”., they served as the freedom fighters of their time. If not for these brave citizens who strived for an the of slavery and slave laws and called for America to live up to the words of the American construction, Slavery in the south may have continued for many more years.

The abolitionist of the 18th and 19th centuries in America served as the revolutionaries who saw the flaws of this country, stood for change and an end to slavery. They gave the country the backbone needed not only to campaign for an end of slavery in the south but give the country a moral and ethical identity to move the country towards becoming a more civil and equality based or equal rights based society.

In essence they defined America’s true revolutionary era, They pressured government and called for an end to slavery, their actions as served as the foundation of President Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, and the 13th amendment of 1865 or post civil war-reconstruction Acts towards a more perfect union (of the North and South).

As a testament to these tumultuous, controversial and revolutionary times of change in America, Today we should recognize those in our past who contributed to what could be truly called the United States of America, Abolitionist constantly fought for their rights: The Right of freedom of Speech and their public right to meet and convene and freedom of the press.

In order to create this change revolutionary abolitionist faced Mobs, lynch mobs, protestors and other ruffian opponents which often times turned into conflicts and riots similar to the civil rights movements of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.

One of the greatest milestones of the antislavery abolitionist movements took place or was erected here in the city of Boston. But to the contrary this incident also marks “a disgraceful spot in Boston’s history”.

This Event and incident took place on the grounds of what is now City Hall and Government Center, and a stone’s throw or not to far from the old city hall of the early 19th century which also  previously was the State house of the 18th century during the patriotic revolution of the 1700’s.

The time was 1835 and the place was Washington Street (now on government center) at Cornhill, This landmark spot was the place where  the Boston Riot of 1835 took place which was a milestone in Anti-Slavery – Abolitionist Movement history where “ The Boston Mob of Gentlemen of property and Standing rioted against an anti-slavery meeting of The Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society with William Lloyd Garrison – Publisher of the Liberator Abolitionist newspaper. Through the disgrace of the riot Abolitionist history was created at this spot and at this historic address..The historic location of Garrison’s Office of the Liberator newspaper, the Location of  the Antislavery Office and the Hall where Anti-slavery Society, Organizational Group meetings were held.

Details of this Momentous occasion are located at the factxchange.com web site on the Boston Roots web page/blog: http://bostonroots.wordpress.com/

Joseph Edgecombe, Documentary Historian/ Writer/Scholar