Tribute to Architects of Abolition, Freedom and Liberation, Anniversary of Historical Dates of 1835 & 1855

Led by Joseph Edgecombe, Urban Historical Scholar

 New Trail-Location Discovers Boston Roots During the Abolitionist Revolution Era in American History and a Major Center of Abolitionist Boston.

Newly discovered historical site location, by Joseph Edgecombe, Urban history Scholar and trail announcement gives outstanding 19th Century version of the Boston’s (Colonial) freedom trail. The new trail explores the cross-section of Black, White and Women’s History Activity in the Abolitionist/Anti-Slavery movement’s era to bring about change in this country, in this All American Trail. After the American Revolution all was not great in these United States until Anti-Slavery Abolitionist emphasized and exercised their rights to meet and convene in public halls and their right to freedom of speech, without having their constitutional rights violated by being attacked by Proslavery mobs interrupting or breaking up their meetings. The central focus of the trail details the famous climactic event where The whole city was in an uproar and William Lloyd Garrison and The Boston Female Anti Slavery Society were forced to abandon a major meeting as the angry mob converged on the building –  and where Garrison was caught, roped and dragged through the street to be lynched by an angry mob to the original City Hall/the old State House (Southside- Near the same location where Crispus Attucks was shot down at the dawn of the American Revolution).

The women of the BFASS – Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society voted to relocate the meeting, and departed the building by the request of the Mayor Theodore Lyman, who with his constables escorted them out of the building, in a narrow line through the angry raucous mob to continue to hold their meeting at another historic location, they marched hand and hand 5-6 blocks away to relative safety on West Street between the Boston Common and Washington Street at the home of Maria Weston Chapman.

Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison publisher of the Liberator newspaper  and speaker at the meeting would spend the rest of the night at the Leverett Street (near Charles St.) Jail it was the only place of safety to be found in the city.

The event came to be known as “The Boston Mob Riot of 1835” a mob of 5,000 men.

This dramatic event which happened in a public meeting hall at 46 Washington Street (at Cornhill) which came to be known as Stacy Hall, the event is one of the most storied episodes or epic topics of American history, 19th century Abolitionist and African-American related history in challenging America to change and end slavery as the country. 

Garrison founded the Liberator newspaper was in1831, New England Anti-Slavery Society was formed in 1832.  In 1833, William Lloyd Garrison, Arthur and Lewis Tappan, and others formed the American Anti-Slavery Society in Philadelphia, The Massachusetts antislavery society was formed by Garrison, The BFASS Boston female Anti Slavery Society was formed in 1834.

Joseph Edgecombe, Urban Historical Scholar, Email: Black-history@live.com

Six years before the 1835 event and outbreak at the meeting Hall at 46-48 Washington Street ( Stacy Hall)   which sparked and ignited the national abolitionist movement – in 1829 on Americas Independence day William Lloyd Garrison Gave his first profound statement and stand against slavery in America and spoke for the Freedom & Independence of the oppressed and enslaved inthe name of God.

Garrison’s Four Propositions, Introduced at Park Street Church:

1. Above all others, slaves in America deserve “the prayers, and sympathies, and charities of the American people.”

2. Non-slave-holding states are “constitutionally involved in the guilt of slavery,” and are obligated “to assist in its overthrow.”    

3. There is no valid legal or religious justification for the preservation of slavery.

4. The “colored population” of America should be freed, given an education, and accepted as equal citizens with whites.

Garrison’s Antislavery Address
Park Street Church, July 4, 1829

I call upon the ambassadors of Christ everywhere to make known this proclamation: ‘Thus saith the Lord God of the Africans, Let this people go, that they may serve me.’”
—William Lloyd Garrison, July 4, 1829.

Four decades before the United States Congress amended the Constitution to outlaw slavery, Park Street Church played a significant role in the American abolitionist movement. In 1823, Park Street began hosting an antislavery lecture series dedicated to raising funds for African missions. Held annually on Independence Day for six years, the series gathered many Bostonians in the spirit of benevolence towards “a long divided and suffering people.” At the conclusion of the series in 1829, organizers invited a twenty-three year old newspaper editor named William Lloyd Garrison to give the final lecture. In what was Garrison’s first public address, the famous abolitionist eagerly accepted the invitation and delivered a monumental speech from the Park Street pulpit. 

His address, entitled “Dangers to the Nation,” introduced a bold new approach to the antislavery effort. Referring to the words of the Declaration of Independence, Garrison declared America to be shamefully hypocritical for simultaneously celebrating the notion that “all men are born equal” while keeping two million slaves in “hopeless bondage.” He then charged all Americans with the moral obligation to demand an end to the “national sin” of slavery. “Let us, then, be up and doing,” he urged his listeners. “Sound the trumpet of alarm and plead eloquently for the rights of man.” By presenting four powerful propositions that laid the foundation for a new drive for emancipation, Garrison turned his afternoon lecture at Park Street Church into what historian Henry Mayer calls “an epochal moment in the history of freedom.”

To understand the significance of Garrison’s Park Street address, it is helpful to know that few Americans supported the abolitionist cause in the 1820’s. Though many believed slavery was wrong, there seemed no way to eradicate it without breaking apart the national Union. As a result, the vast majority took a stance of toleration and believed that the issue should be handled by the local rather than the federal government. Even in Massachusetts, where slaves were freed in 1781 and antislavery sentiment was strong, most citizens did not feel responsible for the practice of slavery outside their own state. Thus, anyone at the time who called for a national mandate to ban slavery in slaveholding states was considered a reckless extremist. For the most part, those who spoke against slavery advocated a policy of compensating slave masters and sending their freed slaves back to Africa where they could live in designated colonies.

After his Park Street Address, Garrison rose to national prominence as he continued to press hard for abolition. In 1831, he organized the New England Anti-Slavery Society, which demanded that slaves be immediately freed and treated equally with whites. That same year he established the famous abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, in which he announced, “On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation…I will not retreat a single inch—and I will be heard.” Completely uncompromising and purposely inflammatory, Garrison attracted many angry critics in both the North and the South. Yet his tireless effort for emancipation and equal rights helped pave the way for the abolishment of slavery in 1866.

 
    Source: http://www.parkstreet.org/garrison_address

Joseph C. Edgecombe, June27th 2009 – Web Announcement

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Abolitionist Leader,Publisher & Speaker -William Lloyd Garrison was the First to make a critical address about Independence Day in America  in 1829 and what needed to be done to address slavery in the country to bring about True Freedom for all in America, Twenty-three years later  in 1852 Frderick Douglas Addressed the same topic in a speech as well.

Garrison’s Antislavery Address
Park Street Church, July 4, 1829

Garrison’s Four Propositions, Introduced at Park Street Church:

1. Above all others, slaves in America deserve “the prayers, and sympathies, and charities of the American people.”

2. Non-slave-holding states are “constitutionally involved in the guilt of slavery,” and are obligated “to assist in its overthrow.”    

3. There is no valid legal or religious justification for the preservation of slavery.

4. The “colored population” of America should be freed, given an education, and accepted as equal citizens with whites.

I call upon the ambassadors of Christ everywhere to make known this proclamation: ‘Thus saith the Lord God of the Africans, Let this people go, that they may serve me.’”
—William Lloyd Garrison, July 4, 1829.

Four decades before the United States Congress amended the Constitution to outlaw slavery, Park Street Church played a significant role in the American abolitionist movement. In 1823, Park Street began hosting an antislavery lecture series dedicated to raising funds for African missions. Held annually on Independence Day for six years, the series gathered many Bostonians in the spirit of benevolence towards “a long divided and suffering people.” At the conclusion of the series in 1829, organizers invited a twenty-three year old newspaper editor named William Lloyd Garrison to give the final lecture. In what was Garrison’s first public address, the famous abolitionist eagerly accepted the invitation and delivered a monumental speech from the Park Street pulpit. 

His address, entitled “Dangers to the Nation,” introduced a bold new approach to the antislavery effort. Referring to the words of the Declaration of Independence, Garrison declared America to be shamefully hypocritical for simultaneously celebrating the notion that “all men are born equal” while keeping two million slaves in “hopeless bondage.” He then charged all Americans with the moral obligation to demand an end to the “national sin” of slavery. “Let us, then, be up and doing,” he urged his listeners. “Sound the trumpet of alarm and plead eloquently for the rights of man.” By presenting four powerful propositions that laid the foundation for a new drive for emancipation, Garrison turned his afternoon lecture at Park Street Church into what historian Henry Mayer calls “an epochal moment in the history of freedom.”

To understand the significance of Garrison’s Park Street address, it is helpful to know that few Americans supported the abolitionist cause in the 1820’s. Though many believed slavery was wrong, there seemed no way to eradicate it without breaking apart the national Union. As a result, the vast majority took a stance of toleration and believed that the issue should be handled by the local rather than the federal government. Even in Massachusetts, where slaves were freed in 1781 and antislavery sentiment was strong, most citizens did not feel responsible for the practice of slavery outside their own state. Thus, anyone at the time who called for a national mandate to ban slavery in slaveholding states was considered a reckless extremist. For the most part, those who spoke against slavery advocated a policy of compensating slave masters and sending their freed slaves back to Africa where they could live in designated colonies.

After his Park Street Address, Garrison rose to national prominence as he continued to press hard for abolition. In 1831, he organized the New England Anti-Slavery Society, which demanded that slaves be immediately freed and treated equally with whites. That same year he established the famous abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, in which he announced, “On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation…I will not retreat a single inch—and I will be heard.” Completely uncompromising and purposely inflammatory, Garrison attracted many angry critics in both the North and the South. Yet his tireless effort for emancipation and equal rights helped pave the way for the abolishment of slavery in 1866. 

http://www.parkstreet.org/garrison_address

ANNOUNCEMENT:

THE MOVEMENT BEYOND REVOLUTION – THE EVOLUTION OF AMERICA

The 19th Century Movement By the People:

                        THE ARCHITECTS OF FREEDOM AND LIBERATION TRAIL          

 (The Liberators Trail – Boston’s Roots)

&

AMERICAS TRUE REVOUTIONARY PERIOD –

The Glorious Cause of the 19th Century

From Joseph C. Edgecombe, Urban History Scholar

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The 19th Century – The Evolutionary Years of America

Once upon a time in the United States of America, when the Country was still young, Patriotic Glory rose to a higher level of the responsibility of the activities and pursuits of Americas citizens – not the politicians but the people, America was not only divided between the states of the north and the south, but in the Rights and the Wrongs of a people in a thriving society and a growing nation. Therefore America needed a cause a Glorious Cause which would bring the society into  a much more Civilized State and Abolitionist and Anti-slavery proponents filled this need for America to strive for  a country where all are free to build their own futures. The new Visionaries of America struggled for the liberation and freedom of those that did not have it and rallied against those who took advantage of those freedoms. This was The Glorious Cause – A Visionary cause and philosophy led by Abolitionist – the people that would bring about A New Nation, A new republic and a new democracy for all – a society that is not just for the gentlemen of property and standing.

THE ARCHITECTS OF FREEDOM AND LIBERATION TRAIL (The Liberators Trail)

As Tribute to the Architects of Freedom and Country when The True Revolution was the Glorious Cause – The Intersection of Americas Crossroad to Freedom – Led by The Abolitionist.

CHANGE 101:

 Revolutionary Leadership – Modernizing America:

Shirley Chisholm, Political Architect – The Foundation of Change in America.

 

 

 

         36/9  – 36 Years and Terms

1972-2008

BLACK ARCHITECTURE MONTH 2009: The 36 Year Struggle

A National Campaign for Community Development & Rebuilding America Movement/Plan

From Shirley Chisholm 1972 to Barack Obama 2008: Campaigns for Change in America

The 36 Year / 9 Term – Struggle to Create Change in America Our American Nation

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Black Architecture Month – Boston:

 Event Dates: October 9th 2009 & October 21st 2009

Location: TBA

Email: Black-History@live.com

Blog Space: https://factxchange.wordpress.com/

Shirley Chisholm: The original change candidate

The Catalyst of Change and Our Political Leader Forever

UNDENIABLE POLITICAL-LEADERSHIP

CHANGE 101:

Shirley Chisholm: The Foundation of Change for our Future

Americas First and Best Political-Architect/Leader who changed the course of American politics and the country

By Joseph Edgecombe, Architects of Change Group

Beyond Barack Obama:  The Time for Shirley Chisholm Again…

The 1972 Progressive Movement that Changed America…Returns

  • Shirley Chisholm was the candidate and catalyst for CHANGE IN AMERICA as SHE CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY

1972 Campaign Encore: Elect Shirley Chisholm 2008

The original change candidate has already made history but the American press and political news media/shows seems to be in denial or non-recognition of the history of this – our American country In the 70’s Shirley Chisholm founded the new America…

Shirley Chisholm 1972, The Catalyst of Change and Our Political Leader Forever. The Dream Part 1….. This is a past posting but it does show how important an underdog candidate such as John Edward can play very, very important roles in presidential and election politics Shirley Chisholm taught us about this strategy and I hope America learns the lessons about delegates and politics which Shirley Chisholm gave us all…God Bless Her. Barack Obama 2008 must learn from past political leader of 1972 From: http://www.factxchange.com THE UNDENIABLE POLITICAL-LEADERSHIP OF SHIRLEY CHISHOLM Follow the Chisholm Trail: The current (Democratic) Candidates lack the stage presence, articulate, and powerful electrifying performance of true Leaders such as Shirley Chisholm. The original change candidate has already made history but the American press and political news media/shows seems to be in denial or non-recognition of the history of this – our American country. In the 70’s Shirley Chisholm founded the new America… which the media is trying to deny or destroy…The similarities of Vietnam and Iraq and the Nixon era politics and Bush era politics and the politics of Black America cannot be denied… and therefore the founder of the Change Campaign of Shirley Chisholm (and democratic nominee George McGovern) cannot be neglected. A Country that cannot build upon its past cannot construct a future. In the memory and honor of Shirley Chisholm’s Groundbreaking and Landmark Campaign for Change, and as the 1972 Chisholm trail – Presidential Campaign – trail-blazed the path through-out this country for others such as Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama. I hope to set the record straight by establishing that the foundation, founder and catalyst for change is and was the 1st black/woman presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm, and now hope that Barack Obama carries on the baton that has been passed to him for change in this country as well. John Edwards and Hillary Clinton also share this responsibility which Shirley Chisholm has made for them. Barack Obama, John Edwards and Hillary Clinton are all good candidates but the person who stands out above all of them is Shirley Chisholm’s and her electrifying and groundbreaking campaign of 1972 when Richard Nixon ran on the republican ticket and George McGovern was the democratic nominee…and Shirley Chisholm was the candidate and catalyst for CHANGE IN AMERICA as SHE CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY and the future course of the country. She is the model for all of the other candidates to emulate or give tribute. The question of black leadership still exists, so far the question is if black/ african-americans are going to be voting for Hillary Clinton, wife of the first president (accepted as being Black) or Barack Obama – a black candidate who’s parents are racially different Kenyan-African/black and white American woman from Kansas. but as we all know curly hair and light of dark complexion means that your a black man and your are treated or perceived negatively by American society from your childhood through becoming an adult and the worse as you advance into your career/ or you suffer from past facial tactics and biases. Therefore being black often means you are Black listed often, treated unfairly, mistreated or treated deconstructively while others are often promoted fraudulently or constructively. Accept if you’re promoted for diversity reasons. But in this case all of your struggles and accomplishments are overlooked and you are seen as filling a position not because of your accomplishments but because of the color of your skin. Which brings us to today’s political topic (more or less).Often times the white/mainstream adopt a black person as their own and treat/promote them so specially that they separate them from the (priorities of the) flock. This person is often seen as a house (Negro) or (Uncle Tom) someone who has lost all of their cultural and historical values and has become a casualty of the important agenda. (In a few words).Black Americans are often faced with the challenge of voting for the underdog in political campaigns with the agenda of making a statement to the world or American society. White people often vote for underdogs but they could be potential winners Black people often vote for underdogs but they are losers who have no chance of winning or making a statement, in essence nearly useless in American society. Shirley Chisholm revolutionized America and became a revolutionary woman known around the world as one of the top 10 most important women in the world which dismissed all negative notions of the potential of black America, as she constructed the foundation for a renewed and revolutionized American society. TODAY….Today Barack Obama has been accepted/adopted and popularized by white American media and society far ahead of getting any concrete facts and information of is presidential run. American society has turned him into somewhat a pop-star instead of a serious political candidate like Shirley Chisholm. Hillary Clinton is a woman candidate who of course brings the potential of a woman candidate to the presidency of the USA, who naturally brings issues of black America to the presidency because of the shared black America and women’s movements together because of the Shirley Chisholm presidential Campaign era of the early-mid. 70’s, where she carried the needs of everyone in the country. Black AMERICA (is…very Serious)It would seem that the underdog here is John Edwards who the media has neglected like a potential black candidate, also the media has denied his john Kennedy like characteristics while over promoting Obama’s Lincoln similarities which is totally insane. Shirley Chisholm has created the revolution in America and changed the country from it’s racist a male-gender oriented history, and she has created the America we live in today. Not necessarily Martin Luther king who dissevers his credit especially in the south, but the national and world agenda belongs to Shirley Chisholm, at the dawn of our advanced economy in the 70’s Shirley Chisholm founded the new America… which the media is trying to destroy… so if the Media is looking for a revolutionary leader it is not Abraham Lincoln but it is Shirley Chisholm, who has created the society we all enjoy Today.

Black Architecture Month – Boston:

 Event Dates: October 9th 2009 & October 21st 2009

Location: TBA

Email: Progressivedge@gmail.com or Black-History@live.com

Blog Space: https://factxchange.wordpress.com/

No Progress without Struggle!
by Frederick Douglass
Let me give you a word of the philosophy of reforms.
The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions, yet made to her august claims, have been born of earnest struggle. The conflict has been exciting, agitating, all-absorbing, and for the time being putting all other tumults to silence. It must do this or it does nothing.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.
This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
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Men may not get all they pay for in this world; but they must pay for all they get. If we ever get free from all the oppressions and wrongs heaped upon us, we must pay for their removal. We must do this by labor, by suffering, by sacrifice, and, if needs be, by our lives, and the lives of others.
From an address on West India Emancipation, August 4, 1857.

The Predecessors of Change: Before Abraham Lincoln and Before Barack Obama there were others:

 

Black History Month Event:

On Wednesday, 25 February 2009, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at the Massachusetts Historical Society,

Joseph Edgecombe, Independent Urban Scholar, will lead a Brown Bag Discussion on Historic Change Hosted by MHS “Change 101: Architects and Founders, the Dynamic Politics of William Lloyd Garrison and Shirley Chisholm”

Barack Obama’s recent wave of political popularity has taken the country by storm his rise onto the political scene during the past two years has been somewhat of an amazing experience for most Americans and the world. By winning the democratic nomination for president and then nominated for President elect Obama moved on to be inaugurated president of the United States on January 20th. 2009 in a very historic manner. The momentum of consecutive support by the American public has given him a political platform that not many have shared. Public admiration has catapulted him into the American and world spotlight as he proposes to act on his campaign promises to bring change to America and address not only the nation’s economic crisis but the social agenda of bringing the country together on common goals. Historic figures such as John Kennedy, FDR, and Abraham Lincoln have been referred to as comparative or similar historical figures or leaders as well as Civil Rights Movement magnet Maltin Lither King.

Mass media has controlled the past two years of news coverage along with the acceptance of new generation media and internet technologies. Barack was not well known from the start and the public was taken by his dressed look, slim profile and somewhat articulate or very good speaking manner. The change agenda eventually dominated the campaign agenda during the campaign season and all candidates’ agreed that America needed to be changed and America has many problems to be addressed even the international community welcomed the change agenda for America.

 The discussion will be based around the questions of what is so wrong with America that everybody wants to bring about change to such a historically rich country, what’s the Problem? Is it assassination or neglect of true leaders or is America’s leadership and politics based on winning a popularity contest based on rhetoric themes of hope instead of fact.

Nelson Mandela is a true transformational political world figure and leader who has created change not only in South Africa or on the African continent but also worldwide. Has America ever has any leaders of change who had risen to the national and world spotlight? If so why have they been assassinated by mainstream media, does America have a problem fitting into world and cultural leadership because without the past we would not have our present or the future?

The Predecessors of Change: is the topic as we investigate the question Has America forgotten about the true Architects and Founders of change who addressed and created the change necessary in this country for the American democracy to still exist over for over 200 years under a constitution (and bill of rights) that has always in question of living up to its truthfulness and especially its meaning and obligations to Black/African-America (Afro-Americans). Mistakes were made at the Presidential Inauguration/Swearing In – does black America now have an opportunity to contest issues and rights that have been neglected by mainstream institutional establishments and does black America now have a voice?

Both Shirley Chisholm and William Lloyd Garrison are Historic American and World figures and leaders of Change during the critical times that changed America for the better so why have they been overlooked during today’s so-called time of change. Is it not time for Shirley Chisholm again?

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro

by Frederick Douglass

A speech given at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852

Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens:

He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling has crept over me quite unfavorable to the exercise of my limited powers of speech. The task before me is one which requires much previous thought and study for its proper performance. I know that apologies of this sort are generally considered flat and unmeaning. I trust, however, that mine will not be so considered. Should I seem at ease, my appearance would much misrepresent me. The little experience I have had in addressing public meetings, in country school houses, avails me nothing on the present occasion…….
Source: HISTORY AS A WEAPON http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/douglassjuly4.html

“WHAT TO THE AMERICAN SLAVE IS YOUR 4TH OF JULY?”
By Frederick Douglass
To National Juneteenth Network, Supporters & Friends:
 
As the “4th of July”, 1776, American Independence Day, comes around again, let us not forget that the ancestors of Americans of African descent were trapped in the tyranny of enslavement. Juneteenth, the “19th of June”, 1865, African-American Independence Day, America’s 2nd Independence Day, recognizing the end of enslavement, did not occur until over 88 years after the first “4th of July”. Juneteenth still goes mostly unrecognized by the national media and not yet personally acknowledged by President George Bush.
http://www.juneteenth.us/pressrelease17.html
http://www.juneteenth.us/pressrelease16.html

The words of Frederick Douglass, a former slave, brilliantly written in “What to the American Slave Is Your ‘4th of July'”, continues as the best historic reminder of why the “4th of July” should never be celebrated without being reminded of the significance of the “19th of June” in America.
Source:19 of June http://www.juneteenth.us/douglass/index.html

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