Americans will be grappling with a number of sensitive and critical issues throughout 2013 and beyond. Some new, some old and some never ending. Concerns about race, religion, violence, politics, guns, climate change, war and civic responsibility are just some of the issues that may polarize all or segments of the nation. We The People will bring awareness to different viewpoints in the hopes of educating its readership. Please be encouraged to join in and share your perspective.
FEBRUARY BLACK HISTORY MONTH OF FACTS – THE YEAR IS 2013
In the era of a United States black sitting president and when given the choice between entertainment and self respect black people in a slap in the face to their slave ancestors chose entertainment and paid $8.50 a piece to have the white man call them “niggers” over 100 times
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with the broadcast premiere of The Abolitionists on PBS. The three-part docudrama tells the story of how Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison and their abolitionist allies Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
- Climate change concerns youth more (news.theage.com.au)
- Media is missing climate in heatwave story (theconversation.edu.au)
- ‘The Abolitionists’ doesn’t say as much as it should (newsobserver.com)
- American Experience: The Abolitionists (historynet.com)
- PBS Series Depicts American Abolitionists as Fired by Faith (christianitytoday.com)
- American Experience: The Abolitionists (alaskapublic.org)