This month We will post a number of stories about the contributions of Black Americans who have contributed to achievements to better our nation and our culture.
Many of them you probably have never learned about in school. Which is not surprising what with the eroding nature of our Public School System. In St Paul Public Schools nearly 3/4 of the students are not Caucasian and they seem to be neglected by the DFL who like to pose with them for photo ops during their campaigns for School Board.
We are glad to produce articles about Black Americans. They have contributed the most and have sacrificed the most for their freedom and a shot at the American Dream. The stated goal of the 1854 Republican Party was to free the slaves and ensure their civil & voting rights. During the Civil War we secured their freedom and during the Reconstruction Period from 1865-1875 we Republicans enacted the 14th & 15th Amendments that gave Citizenship, Civil Rights, and Voting Rights to former slaves. Most people don’t know that the Slaves almost were given their freedom at the start of our country but that motion failed in the Constitutional Convention. This is where the worst compromise was put into place the 3/5 clause that would award southern states with Representation for the number of slaves they had.
The best thing Black Americans can do is learn about what rights they have and to stand up for their beliefs by going out to vote their conscience this can begin on February 6, 2018 at your precinct caucus. To find a caucus near you in Minnesota go to the Secretary of State’s website and click on caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us.
Get involved and be as Maj Toure says, “be a solutionary in your neighborhood.”
There is more History to be found this month, and we are glad to present it to you.
~~ Publius Jr.