May. 25, 2018

Saluting Mary Ellen Pleasant

On the Blackman's Read Aloud Hour, we read the remarkable story of Mary Ellen Pleasant's life from Sho Wills book Black Fortunes.

Today, I will provide 3 powerful quotes from this woman of color who helped financially fund John Brown's failed attack on the Federal Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, that lead directly to a civil war to abolish slavery in the United States.

As I continue to spread the knowledge of our past ancestors to today's youth so they can reveal the greatness that they hold individually as well as collectively.  RISE MY PEOPLE FROM THE DARKNESS OF DESPAIR