The Freedmen’s Savings and Trust Company, commonly referred to as The Freedmen’s Bank, was incorporated on March 3, 1865. It was created by the United States Congress along with the Freedmen’s Bureau to aid the freedmen in their transition from slavery to freedom. – Blackpast.org
This was a period in time when the ex – slaves were to become a actual nationality with a system to establish themselves economically as a people, but this effort was thwarted and thus we were never nationalized.
Abraham lincoln was assassinated on April 5,1865 after signing the Freedmen’s Saving and Trust Bill into law JUST A MONTH EARLIER on March 3, 1865! The following President VETOED THIS BILL TWICE! The congress pushed the bill through and the Freedmen’s Bank was established not without much opposition as you can see from this propaganda.
Black Wall Street
When Blacks were denied access to white facilities the Black people of Tulsa started their own community. Marcus Garvey even planned to have ships transport goods from France, Africa, Canada, and other places to do business with this thriving city before the city was terrorized by surrounding Mayors and white mobs.
This is a part of our history that must be taught to over and over again. Continue reading
“15and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,16as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.” – 2 Peter 3:15,16
John is the right-hand man of Peter (Adam Levy) and brother of James (Denver Isaac), and the only apostle to witness the crucifixion. Known as the “beloved disciple,” John is one of the most sensitive and emotionally intelligent apostles.
Apostle Paul’s letters to the heads of churches are the God inspired scriptures that makes up a large part of the New Testament. He is seldom depicted accurately even though the bible is “very specific” about his appearance. He was a pharisee who persecuted – who the Antioch’s called – Christians before he had an experience with Christ. His writings are for the well learned and as a result many abuse the “grace” Apostle Paul described in his letters. Continue reading
– poetry team –
William R. Luchie
William R. Luchie has the wisdom of one who has walked and understands the Kingdom of God. I am honored that he will be speaking at the SPEAKLIFE event to celebrate the contributions of :
Ruth Ann Butler
She has started and ran the Greenville Culture Exchange Center for over 16 years, and we now have the opportunity to give back to someone who has given so much to her community.
see you soon!
The knowledge of who we are is told through stories of the great and terrible things weve done. These stories becomes the history that gives us a sense of identity.
We must not forget our history are we will forget who WE are, because one who has no identity will conform into any and everything to find worth.