there is so much to pick out from Asa Hilliard, and yet, taking this in another direction entirely, pay attention to what is said about THINK-TANKS, as this seems to place them alongside foundations, which serve the purpose of maining the traditions and legacies. I mention this because, in the COWS, we have at our hands a wonderful resource which serves us without obligation. If we are not digging deep to support these representative efforts, then really , what are we doing?
American Educational Research Association Plenary Presentation
Commission on Research in Black Education
New Orleans, LA
It took Lerone Bennett several decades to write his newest book, Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream, meticulously documenting Abraham Lincoln’s white supremacy beliefs. Bennett shows that Lincoln’s “Emancipation Proclamation” was a conscious and necessary deception that did not free a single enslaved African. Bennett then shows the carelessness of historians, and even the cover-up of the record by some, in order to let the myth survive. How ironic that many tears have been shed by those who choose the Lincoln Memorial as a symbolic site to celebrate African liberation, while oblivious to those who truly sought to free Africans, not the least of whom were Africans themselves. Instead we honor an opponent of equality who openly espoused white supremacy views until his death. Then we accept a myth that is the…
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