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Sep

Yesterday in History - September 19, 1941

Part of an event that lives with me everyday less I forget occurred.  Germany orders all Jews six and older to wear the Star of David.  Slavery is the greatest teacher of oppression, how it is implemented, allowed to continue and never really ends.  The Holocaust is another teacher of  workings of oppression.  It is an event taught to me in the 1950’s.  It’s lessons along with those of being a descendant of slaves stays with me everyday.

I live/lived in the Northeastern Untied States.  During my elementary, high school and college education, I had only three Black educators of the fifty plus or so in total.  Fortunately I was to have several Jewish educators.  As my family, extended and immediate, along with my community, they too were astute when it came to the workings of oppression.  

Why would a people agree to something that was to lead to their demise?  Understanding of oppression, the German plan, and oppression provides the answer.  

One of the main tools of any oppression is its propaganda.  A justification is the first element that is created.  That is done through propaganda.  Thus the extermination of the Jews was planned before its implementation and the use of its tools.  In order for the extermination to be successful, the target had to be identified.  Then how do you identify them and get them to display the identification?

The star of David represents the connection between God and humans. The triangle that points up represents God, and the triangle pointing down represents humans and earth. The Star of David, which is actually called ‘The Shield of David’ in Hebrew, is a national non-religious symbol for Jews. It’s true origin is unknown but Jewish tradition says that King David’s shield had this shape.  Why wouldn’t the Jewish people be proud and feel safe not to wear this shield?  What a powerful oppressive act to  tie this symbol  of pride and safety, the Star of David to their massacre.

Yesterday in history, the Germans presented a lesson in oppression, its propaganda, its implementation and how it works by making one of the members in of our family of humans to wear the Star of David.  It only served to make the Star of David a more powerful shield.  

Additional history for the day, September 19, 1941
Nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes.
~ E.Walker

Yesterday in History - September 19, 1941

Part of an event that lives with me everyday less I forget occurred.  Germany orders all Jews six and older to wear the Star of David.  Slavery is the greatest teacher of oppression, how it is implemented, allowed to continue and never really ends.  The Holocaust is another teacher of  workings of oppression.  It is an event taught to me in the 1950’s.  It’s lessons along with those of being a descendant of slaves stays with me everyday.

I live/lived in the Northeastern Untied States.  During my elementary, high school and college education, I had only three Black educators of the fifty plus or so in total.  Fortunately I was to have several Jewish educators.  As my family, extended and immediate, along with my community, they too were astute when it came to the workings of oppression.  

Why would a people agree to something that was to lead to their demise?  Understanding of oppression, the German plan, and oppression provides the answer.  

One of the main tools of any oppression is its propaganda.  A justification is the first element that is created.  That is done through propaganda.  Thus the extermination of the Jews was planned before its implementation and the use of its tools.  In order for the extermination to be successful, the target had to be identified.  Then how do you identify them and get them to display the identification?

The star of David represents the connection between God and humans. The triangle that points up represents God, and the triangle pointing down represents humans and earth. The Star of David, which is actually called ‘The Shield of David’ in Hebrew, is a national non-religious symbol for Jews. It’s true origin is unknown but Jewish tradition says that King David’s shield had this shape.  Why wouldn’t the Jewish people be proud and feel safe not to wear this shield?  What a powerful oppressive act to  tie this symbol  of pride and safety, the Star of David to their massacre.

Yesterday in history, the Germans presented a lesson in oppression, its propaganda, its implementation and how it works by making one of the members in of our family of humans to wear the Star of David.  It only served to make the Star of David a more powerful shield.  

Additional history for the day, September 19, 1941
Nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes.
~ E.Walker

18

Sep

Sep 18 1850 United States Congress Passes Fugitive Slave Act
The Fugitive Slave Law or Fugitive Slave Act was passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slaveholding interests and Northern Free-Soilers.

This was one of the most controversial acts of the 1850 compromise and heightened Northern fears of a ‘slave power conspiracy’. It declared that all runaway slaves be brought back to their masters.

Sep 18 1850 United States Congress Passes Fugitive Slave Act
The Fugitive Slave Law or Fugitive Slave Act was passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slaveholding interests and Northern Free-Soilers.

This was one of the most controversial acts of the 1850 compromise and heightened Northern fears of a ‘slave power conspiracy’. It declared that all runaway slaves be brought back to their masters.

Today in Black History - September 16, 1829

The America’s first Black President, Vicente Guerrero ended slavery in his country Mexico.  Vicente Guerrero is mentioned in the beginning Pan-African Black History Month 2014 community as the first Black President in the Americas.  Many slaves did not take the underground to Canada. Mexico was much closer, so the fled to her to escape slavery.  These runaway slaves were not and their descendants still are not fully accepted in Mexico.  

 ~Walker 

http://www.blackpast.org/gah/guerrero-vicente-1783-1831

http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/chieftains.htm

Today in Black History - September 16, 1829

The America’s first Black President, Vicente Guerrero ended slavery in his country Mexico.  Vicente Guerrero is mentioned in the beginning Pan-African Black History Month 2014 community as the first Black President in the Americas.  Many slaves did not take the underground to Canada. Mexico was much closer, so the fled to her to escape slavery.  These runaway slaves were not and their descendants still are not fully accepted in Mexico.  

~Walker

http://www.blackpast.org/gah/guerrero-vicente-1783-1831

http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/chieftains.htm

11

Sep

#BeautifulAfrica Mr. Louis Armstrong of New Orleans, Louisiana!

#BeautifulAfrica Mr. Louis Armstrong of New Orleans, Louisiana!