Goddess morning Royals. First, give praise and worship to the all High.
Haitian Revolution 1791 – 1804
- Successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection overthrowing the French.
- Let to the West pulling out of the institution of slavery throughout the Americas.
- Only slave uprising that led to the founding of a state, free from slavery, and ruled by non-whites and former captives.
- Self-liberated slaves destroyed slavery, fought to preserve their freedom, and with the collaboration of mulattoes, found the sovereign state of Haiti.
- Challenged long-held beliefs about Black inferiority and enslaved person’s capacity to achieve and maintain freedom.
Harlem Renaissance Harlem, New York: 1920s – Mid 1930s
- A cultural, social, and artistic explosion, “New Negro Movement.”
- Grew out of the changes that had taken place in the African-American community since the abolition of slavery.
- Period of time when African-Americans were encouraged to celebrate their heritage, racial pride, creative expression, and intellectualism.
- Significant figures included: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, Bessie Smith,Paul Robeson, and Langston Hughes.
Without anything but their life on the line, many people of color did what was necessary and right to live. They fought to the death so that we (people of color) could live how we live today. What are we doing to pay honor to their struggle? How are we re-paying them for their blood, death, and sacrifice? What are we doing to make a future for those who will come behind us? If you cannot answer these questions because there is no mark you’re leaving for your future generations, then the answer is nothing. We have to do better since we have more than what they had to make what we have a reality.
Sending you all love and kisses. #GoddessLove