*Alexander G. Clark was a Black lawyer, activist and Barber

In 1867, Clark sued and won a school segregation case, preceding by 86 years the landmark 1954 Brown V. Board of Education Supreme Court decision! 

Throughout his life, Clark worked to improve the status of blacks in Iowa. In 1855, he and 32 other blacks in Muscatine County petitioned the Iowa Legislature to repeal the law prohibiting "the immigration of free Negroes into this State." The plea was rejected. He is best remembered today for winning a lawsuit to against a segregated school.

In 1867, when the Muscatine school district said Clark's daughter, Susan, 12, couldn't attend the same public school that white students attended, he sued. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in his favor in 1868, saying that all children could attend a common school. Clark sued, preceding by 86 years the landmark 1954 ruling in a Topeka, Kan., case. The U.S. Supreme Court in Brown vs. the Topeka, Kan., Board of Education reversed the "separate but equal" education policy. Clark's lawsuit made Iowa one of the first states to integrate its public school systems. In 1869, a state convention appointed him a delegate to the Colored National Convention in Washington, D.C., where he had the opportunity to meet with President Grant. In 1873, Grant offered Clark an appointment as ambassador to Haiti, but Clark turned down the position because he felt the salary was too small.
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Finally a book that will put the Dred Scott decision in it's proper context!

The Catalyst for The "Dred Scott" Decision??? Weary from a growing trend, Enslaved Blacks Successfully Suing for freedom, Judge Taney and the Slave Institution were forced to retaliate, so In March of 1857, they attempted to strip ALL blacks, (free and enslaved), from their political power, their rights to exercise their rights to vote and to sue, sseek justice, due process. 

African Americans are a people, who throughout history, although with insurmountable odds against them, with the faith of David against Goliath have been known to fight the good fight on every front, Physically, Politically and Spiritually! 

Understanding our legacy and in an attempt to weaken our momentum, The United States Supreme Court, led by a slaver, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, declared that all blacks -- slaves as well as free -- were not and could never become citizens, of the United States. The court also declared the 1820 Missouri Compromise unconstitutional, thus permitting slavery in all of the country's territories.

SLAVES WHO SUED FOR FREEDOM -- New research uncovers a little-known force for abolition: captives who took their masters to court. (image of Lucy Delaney, who sued for her freedom and won.)
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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  I do think the problem with this is....black people need to know that they were not the only slaves.  They were the LAST slaves.  Black folks need to know seriously that the Arab slavers were enslaving people way before they came to Egypt.  Arabs were selling "white" slaves to Europe not only as the result of the Black Plague-that killed half of Europe but for the sex market. Many think the initial slave was there for labor...not true.  The initial slave was gifts to other rulers or were sex workers for brothels or the like.  See?  When the Arabs began conquering lands, they had sooooooo many slaves that the meager peasant was able to buy one or two.  And many of these slaves were from eastern Europe.  And yes there were slaves to do chores and be servants and build a few things.  But the way that the unsteady weather were on both Asian and European continents at the time-there was no way to use them for the purpose of labor.  And the men slaves in Arab land were not used as builders but as enunchs or slave soldiers.   

 

The chattel slave became increasingly popular when the weather settled and the discovery of the New World.  And that's where the African slave came in.  The men were used as laborers and the women were not only used as sex slaves and surrogates to produce more slaves but they were also used to help the mail-order bride take care of her children and household.  

 

I'm saying all this to say that "slave" is a war tactic conquerors used during a plundering war win.  And so called whites and asians were SLAVES way before Africans were.  And if you look in the history of India, you will see how India went under the umbrella of enslaved and millions upon millions of their people were sold into slavery around the world....hundreds of years before the Arab invaded North Africa.  So it's not personal.  That's what neanderthals do.  The true Apex predator.  However, once we really UNDERSTAND our legacy in this world and what REALLY happened?  We will KNOW how to mitigate the time lost.  Cuz we are the ONLY group of people who the entire world BENEFITED from as a result of our enslavement.  No other group enslaved can say that....not even the so-call Biblical [white] Jews in Egypt(which I think their so-call slavery is a lie..)...but!

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