Sunday, June 20, 2021

Happy Belated Juneteenth!!!



While I don't support all the political propaganda that comes along with this holiday, I do believe that it is representative of one of the greatest days in American history that should be remembered and honored!!!

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THE END OF SLAVERY IN THE USA!!!
It was a REPUBLICAN president that ended slavery!!!
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Growing up I loved reading the American Girl books! Annnnnnd you all know me, of course my favorite girl was ADDY!!! The story of Addy goes through her life as a child slave in the fields and then her life as her and her mom escape to freedom. 

I remember reading this series and there is a part where one of the slave drivers forces her to eat a worm for not picking fast enough in the field!I was sooooo horrified that they would do that to her... Buuuuuut the American girl series of slavery is really a very glamorized version of what actually happened!!!
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Always having an extra interest in the civil war era of American history, It wasn't until I read this book below, "To Be A Slave" that I realized just how dehumanized people in slavery truly were!!!


I really recommend that everyone read this book!!!
Annnnnnnd thank God for breaking our chains of enslavement to sin!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)