American Black History Is Older Than The 1950’s

Frederick Douglas

Frederick Douglas

The other day I was having a conversation with a friend when the topic of “African-American”, i.e., black-American history came up. And all the famous Blacks that she could regurgitate were Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. Really.?  As though all through out black-American history only these two have done anything of significance, with all due respect. Or that the history of great blacks in America started in 1950 and ended in the 1970’s. It is not her fault. For me this has been a point of great irritation for years.

REAL history tells us that Blacks have made an indelible mark on the prosperity, richness, and greatness of this nation, during the Revolutionary War, during Reconstruction, and to the present. And most certainly black-Americans, and blacks in general, have been doing great and extraordinary things long before the 1950’s. But one would not be aware of this if they depended on Hollywood or the government controlled educational system to tell him.

REAL history reveals that many blacks have held seats in the Congress, as well as throughout the several

General Hannibal

states, and have been nominated for the Supreme Court as early as the 1800’s, long before Thurgood Marshall. Blacks have invented things that have made the nation, and the world, a much better place. Blacks in America have certainly made their mark on this nation’s politics and societal culture, and the world.  It is indeed a severe egregious insult to so narrowly define black-American history, or blacks in general, to just the Civil Rights Era of the 1950’s and 60’s.

Here are just a sample of the erased history of American blacks that may leave little wonder why young blacks lack self-pride, or the lack of respect from society in general for the invaluable contributions of blacks in America:

  • Crispus Attucks, during the famed Boston Massacre led a group of men to protest British occupation.  He became the first to die for America’s freedom.
  • Wentworth Cheswell, 1776 he signed a document in which he pledged, “at the risk of . . . live and fortune,” to take up arms to

    Madame CJ Walker

    resist the British.  He was the first black-American to hold public office in America. From 1768 until 1817 he held public office in Massachusetts.

  • Elizabeth Freeman, was of the first to sue, and win, in Massachusetts declaring that slavery was unconstitutional, in 1781.  It led to the end of slavery in Massachusetts.
  • Benjamin Banneker, son of a free black-American woman and slave, assisted in the mapping of the District of
    Benjamin Banneker

    Benjamin Banneker


    Columbia and have many inventions accredited to his name, that include building a wooden clock, modeled after a pocket watch, that kept accurate time up until his death.

  • Reverend Henry Highland Garnet, was the first black-American to speak and give a sermon in the Congress, in 1865 after the Republicans push through the 13th Amendment to the Constitution[Abolish Slavery].  [American History in Black & White, by David Barton]
  • John Rock, was the first black-American to be nominated to the Supreme Court, in 1865.[American History in Black & White, by David Barton]
  • P.B.S Pinchback, free-born in Georgia, was one of hundreds of blacks to become legislators in their states, as

    P.B.S Pinchback

    members of the Republican Party, following the war between the states.  He was Louisiana’s first black lieutenant governor, and its 24th State governor.[American History in Black & White, by David Barton]

  • Hirman Rhodes Revels, along with 6 other blacks, was the first black to be elected U.S Senator, a Republican, from Mississippi, in 1870. [American History in Black & White, by David Barton]
  • Fredrick Douglas, abolitionists and first black to be appointed to office by 4 presidents following the war between the states.[American History in Black & White, by David Barton]
  • Jan Ernst Matzeliger, perfected a shoe lasting machine that revolutionized the shoe-making industry, in 1882.
  • Madame CJ Walker, was an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the first female self-made millionaire in America, by selling hair care products door to door, in 1906. What today would be called “direct-sells marketing”.
  • Garrett Morgan, invented the gas mask[1912] and the traffic signal[1922].
  • Mark Dean, Ph.D, currently holds 20 patents. 3 of which are of IBM’s first 9 patents for its personalcomputer.

    Mark Dean

    Mark Dean

  • Charles Richard Drew M.D., created the idea of a blood bank and a system for the long-term preservation of blood plasma.   And lets not forget who arguably is one of the greatest blacks,
  • General Hannibal, he led Africans over the Alps to defeat the great Roman Army on the backs of elephants.  His techniques are studies in military schools throughout the world today.

I could go on for pages and pages.  It is not that the history of black accomplishments are unknown.  They are just untold in most schools in America today, unless it’s surrounding the 1950 and 1960’s Civil Rights Era.  The obvious question is WHY!  Just imagine the positive results of what a portion of this information could do to the depressed psyche of the average black-American youth in this nation.  Imagine how much more united we as a nation would be regarding so-called race if we just knew more of the true history of  our races in America.  Imagine Americans having an open discussion on race that is based on facts and truth, and not hyped emotions that are based on false narrations, or just a thumbtack definition of black-American History.

Maybe there are more informed people who have an invested interested, on both sides of the political and racial divide, to keep us ignorant of such history that could unite us, rather than espousing the contorted and deceptive history that only divides us.




Do Americans Want A King?

ceasarGeorge Washington and the first U.S Congress firmly rejected the idea of the head of the United States and formal representative of the American people to be called king.  Due the fact that didn’t want to mirror errors of the nation’s of Europe, where the people were ruled, via a monarchy or tyrannical system. They created a Constitution for the people of the United States of America that placed the final power in the hands of free American people, not them – the government.  And the Founders boldly stated in writing in the Declaration of Independence that man received their rights not from man, or government, but their Heavenly Creator.  The question that I have for the people of America today, in times of much stress, distress, anger, and great uncertainty, is have we forgotten where we have come from to now openly proclaim the desire to be subjects of a ruler or king?

Nearly 8 years ago the Citizens of the United States elected as President of the United States a man who’s closest adviser Valerie Jarrett, stated during an interview on the eve of his inauguration,“that president-elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.” Notice he was meant to govern nor lead, but to take power. To RULE. And evidence shows he has ruled by the pen, i.e., Executive Orders. Virtually ignoring the will of the people and their elected representatives in the Congress whenever he couldn’t get his way.  All the while he is demonstratively proclaiming that he knows what is best for the nation.  Whether it be the implementation of debilitating restrictions on energy producers, such as coal and oil, that he as actually admitted in 2008, “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted,” …“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad,” he added. “Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to, uh, retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.”  to adding new massive amounts of federal regulations via his Executive powers at an estimated prosperity cost of up to nearly $2 TRILLION ANNUALLY [as reported on heritage.org 5/15], he has not sought any ideology but his own.  He has forced everyone else to follow or be belittled, demonized,  or crushed.

Mr. O is a Liberal Progressive on roids and Red Bull left unchained due to the extreme culture of political correctness and gross political illiteracy that today dominates the nation’s culture.

Warming up in the Democrat Presidential bullpen is an unapologetic Socialist, Barney Sanders, and another Alinsky disciple, Former State Secretary Hillary Clinton, who together can only argue on how much to take from “the haves” to give to “the have-nots”. With  no mention on how this formula has never led to economic prosperity of a nation.  NEVER! And how lying to the American people on matters of Mrs. Clinton’s use of an unauthorized private email server while State Secretary and her actions following a deadly attack on an US Consulate in Benghazi is unimportant.  With the bounds of the Constitution unmentioned.

And following the path blazed by Mr. Obama, of coming out of no where, vociferously using emotionally charged mantras and slogans, without never having to express specifics nor particulars of how is promises will actually promote national prosperity, nor how it’s inside Constitutional bounds, the Republican pool of Presidential hopefuls is currently led by another Progressive, and seemingly Alinsky disciple, Mr. Donald Trump.  He, like Mr. O, has a severe self-esteem, narcissistic personality, where he only listens to himself and follows his own path, leaving anyone who dares to not assimilate to be belittled, demonized, or crushed.  Even during his campaign, he does not have the normal team of advisers.  He does what he wants. The way he wants to do it. Period!.  It is ALL about him.  As evidence during his recent tirade and refusal to participate in the last debate prior to the first voting State of the Primary, his repeated focus voiced was how much of a financial lost of advertising his absence would cost FOX Broadcasting.  Nothing about how his absence would cost the US Citizens and prospective voters a valuable opportunity to measure his views for the nation’s future against his rivals.  And like Obama, his naked Progressive ideological utterances, have to this point, been muted by the Media and largely ignored and excused by his myrmidons.  He has publicly voiced his admiration for the “single payer” healthcare model, i.e., Obamacare, as reported in Townhall.com report on the 8/6/15 Debate.  Notice his Obama-like use of the word “I”.  He does not say “WE”.  Or that he will get the Congress to…  But “I”.  He also voiced favor for taxing the “rich”, as reported by Moneytimes.com as recently as 2/1/16.  Like Progressives do regarding this issue, totally not informing the audience that according to IRS reports, the top income earners already pays the vast majority of the federal taxes [according to National Taxpayers Union].  But even more striking insight to a man to be President of a predominant Christian nation, he stated that he has NEVER sought repentance.  He stated during a Q&A at a Iowa Family Leadership Summit last July, “I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so,…“I think if I do something wrong, I think I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.”” [according to ChristianNews.net]  IF he does something wrong?!  Really?!  So if it not God that governs his life, who or what does, hmm?

But hey, lets not let what one quietly says blur what he says loudly. Right?  But, Mr. Romney makes a comment about the “47%ers”   at a private fundraising event and it’s an front-page unforgivable sin for 6 months?

Mr. O boastfully promised “Hope and Change!”  And he’s given the nation despair, with massive government expansion and consumption of economic production and an evaporating dominant world role; he has divided us on economic, social, gender, and ethnicity lines and religious secularization to degree as in no time in recent American memory; And has unleashed unsustainable pain upon the nation from foreigners, via the invasion of unassimilated immigrants, the massive debt owned by entities and nations such as, the Federal Reserve and Communist China. We have arrived at a point that many of us not only do not trust the government, we do not trust our neighbors, and are not allowed to openingly trust the principles of our Christian God.  But it’s not him that is to blame.  He told everyone who and what he was, it is that too many of us who chose to not take him at his word and to be blinded by his masterfully orchestrated persona.

And now the nation is being presented with a presumed Savior, Mr. Trump.  He loudly speaks of the same things that many of us speak about at the bar tables and kitchen tables, “Making America Great Again”!  But just like we are at the bar tables and kitchen tables, we are short on specifics that are based in reality and are functional and just.  But unlike us bragging and talking about what we should do at a bar, there’s no consequence.  But should this type of person become the President, it creates severe consequences for that.

Just as in the end days of the Roman Republic, the people we given a grand illusion of a republic when they blindly gave the ranes of the government to a man promising to do what they felt unimpowered to do for themselves, without him disclosing that in order to do so would mean the total surrendering of rights of not just those “bad guys”, but of the average citizen too.  He purposefully did not disclose that in order to fulfill his promises it would mean that the citizenry would have to surrender their rights and become subjects.  Subjects to Caesar.  Their new King.  The people in their emotional exuberance failed to ask how he would fulfill his promises within the confines of established Law.  They too had forgotten where they came from.  how they have become so free and prosperous.  That it was not due to a mighty government, but a mighty people who were had their hands firmly on the ranes of their government to ensure that it did not veer outside of it’s lawful bounds.

If we want a nation guided by law, the Constitution, with a high sense of moral governance, dictated by Christian principles and values, than we must first demand that of ourselves and then choose amongst us someone of the same yoke to lead us.