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@Regran_ed from @voiceoftheancestors - On July 10, 1964, a group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana, led by Earnest “Chilly Willy” Thomas and Frederick Douglas Kirkpatrick, founded the group known as The Deacons for Defense and Justice to protect members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) against Ku Klux Klan violence.The Deacons' tense confrontation with the Klan in Bogalusa was crucial in forcing the federal government to intervene on behalf of the local African American community. The national attention they garnered also persuaded state and national officials to initiate efforts to neutralize the Klan in that area of the Deep South. The Deacons are apart of the silent militant forces that led to laws being passed in the Civil Rights movement. This is important to note because today many of our people have the sole thought that the only reason some form of change came is because of good white folks and submissive negro's. When in fact our ancestors and elders we're applying pressure pysically to the system of white supremacy 🔥✊. DeaconsOfDefense VoiceOfTheAncestors - regrann: 1964 @Regran_ed from @voiceoftheancestors - On July 10, 1964, a group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana, led by Earnest “Chilly Willy” Thomas and Frederick Douglas Kirkpatrick, founded the group known as The Deacons for Defense and Justice to protect members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) against Ku Klux Klan violence.The Deacons' tense confrontation with the Klan in Bogalusa was crucial in forcing the federal government to intervene on behalf of the local African American community. The national attention they garnered also persuaded state and national officials to initiate efforts to neutralize the Klan in that area of the Deep South. The Deacons are apart of the silent militant forces that led to laws being passed in the Civil Rights movement. This is important to note because today many of our people have the sole thought that the only reason some form of change came is because of good white folks and submissive negro's. When in fact our ancestors and elders we're applying pressure pysically to the system of white supremacy 🔥✊. DeaconsOfDefense VoiceOfTheAncestors - regrann

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<p>Black history month day 14: social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman Frederick Douglas.</p> <p>Frederick Douglas was born a slave in Maryland in February of 1818. It is likely that his father was also his first master. He celebrated his birthday on February 14, although there is no official record of his date of birth. He was taught the basics of reading by his master&rsquo;s wife, but her husband discouraged it believing that an education would draw slaves to want freedom. Douglass later insisted that education was the pathway to freedom, and his eloquence stunned many people and challenged the idea that blacks were not capable of being educated enough to enter society as free citizens. In fact, Douglass was so well spoken that many accused him of having never been a slave.</p> <p>Douglass wrote several autobiographies. Describing his experiences as a slave. His 1845 autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, became a bestseller and was influential in promoting the cause of abolition, as was his second book, My Bondage and My Freedom (1855). </p> <p>After the Civil War, Douglass remained an active abolitionist as well as a women&rsquo;s suffragist. He was active in the Republican Party. Douglass became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the United States as the running mate and Vice Presidential nominee of Victoria Woodhull, on the Equal Rights Party ticket. </p> <p>After escaping slavery, Douglass married a free black woman, Anna Murray and the two remained married for over 40 years and had several children. After Anna died, Douglass remarried to a white feminist and abolitionist named Helen Pitts. Though interracial marriage was certainly rare at the time, Pitts and Douglass were quite in love and paid no mind to detractors, many within their own families. Douglass responded to the criticisms by saying that his first marriage had been to someone the color of his mother, and his second to someone the color of his father.</p>: <p>Black history month day 14: social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman Frederick Douglas.</p> <p>Frederick Douglas was born a slave in Maryland in February of 1818. It is likely that his father was also his first master. He celebrated his birthday on February 14, although there is no official record of his date of birth. He was taught the basics of reading by his master&rsquo;s wife, but her husband discouraged it believing that an education would draw slaves to want freedom. Douglass later insisted that education was the pathway to freedom, and his eloquence stunned many people and challenged the idea that blacks were not capable of being educated enough to enter society as free citizens. In fact, Douglass was so well spoken that many accused him of having never been a slave.</p> <p>Douglass wrote several autobiographies. Describing his experiences as a slave. His 1845 autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, became a bestseller and was influential in promoting the cause of abolition, as was his second book, My Bondage and My Freedom (1855). </p> <p>After the Civil War, Douglass remained an active abolitionist as well as a women&rsquo;s suffragist. He was active in the Republican Party. Douglass became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the United States as the running mate and Vice Presidential nominee of Victoria Woodhull, on the Equal Rights Party ticket. </p> <p>After escaping slavery, Douglass married a free black woman, Anna Murray and the two remained married for over 40 years and had several children. After Anna died, Douglass remarried to a white feminist and abolitionist named Helen Pitts. Though interracial marriage was certainly rare at the time, Pitts and Douglass were quite in love and paid no mind to detractors, many within their own families. Douglass responded to the criticisms by saying that his first marriage had been to someone the color of his mother, and his second to someone the color of his father.</p>
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<p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/139116258984/i-was-reading-an-article-on-interracial-couples" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I was reading an article on interracial couples from the past and I find that “interesting fact” very interesting indeed…</p></blockquote> <p>Whoops! That second screenshot isn&rsquo;t right! Lol it&rsquo;s supposed to be something about how they stayed with the Republican Party because that was the party that most accepted them. That shot won&rsquo;t upload for some reason&hellip; The text in the post is from another entry about Frederick Douglas.</p>: Pearl Bailey and Louie Bellson Married in 1952 10 was firm in their convictions. Douglass's marriage was an affirmation of his personal belief in American unity, and his desire for a true melting pot of cultures within the United States. Douglas laughingly commented, "This proves I am mpartial. IV first wife was the color of my mother and the second, the color of my father." Helen Pitts said "Love came to me, and I was not afraid to marry the man I loved because of his color," The couple were married for eleven years, until his sudden death from a heart attack, in 1895. Douglass was also an advocate of equal rights for women. On the day he died he gave a speech on the topic of female equality and was a believer in granting women the right to vote. Helen is the one seated in the photo above. The woman standing is her sister Eva Pitts PLATELLSPRING! CLOSET <p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/139116258984/i-was-reading-an-article-on-interracial-couples" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I was reading an article on interracial couples from the past and I find that “interesting fact” very interesting indeed…</p></blockquote> <p>Whoops! That second screenshot isn&rsquo;t right! Lol it&rsquo;s supposed to be something about how they stayed with the Republican Party because that was the party that most accepted them. That shot won&rsquo;t upload for some reason&hellip; The text in the post is from another entry about Frederick Douglas.</p>

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