Sunday, January 01, 2006



The Federal Law abolishing the importation of slaves goes into effect today as the slave population reaches 1,000,000.


William Lloyd Garrison publishes the "Liberator" which argues that slavery is sinful and calls for the immediate release of all slaves without compensating their owners.


President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves except those living in non-rebellious states.

Ancestor Mother Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm, the Nation's first Black woman to serve in the U.S. Congress, died at 80.
Shirley St. Hill Chisholm was born on November 30, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York to Charles and Ruby St. Hill. Her father was from British Guiana and her mother was from Barbados. In 1927, Shirley was sent to Barbados to live with her maternal grandmother. She received a good education from the British school system, which she later credited with providing her with a strong academic background.

In 1934, she rejoined her parents in New York. Shirley excelled in academics at Girls High School in Brooklyn from which she graduated in 1942. After graduation she enrolled in Brooklyn College where she majored in sociology.

Shirley encountered racism at Brooklyn College and fought against it. When the black students at Brooklyn College were denied admittance to a social club, Shirley formed an alternative one. She graduated in 1946 with honors.

Her campaign slogan was "Fighting Shirley Chisholm--Unbought and Unbossed." She won the election and became the first African American woman elected to Congress.

pour libations for the efforts of
plus the incalculable number of souls who suffered the great MA'AFA.

Ancestor Hon Marcus Garvey on parade in Harlem


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