Feb. 11, 2019

The Historical Unbalancing Of The Scales Of Justice For Americans Of African Descent

When our ancestors, Americans of African Descent came out of the oppressive state of chattel slavery following the surrender of the Confederacy in 1865. The federal government passed the Civil War Amendments ratified as constitutional amendments in 1865, 1868, and 1870. These amendments were sworn to​ protect the rights of the​​ recently freed black man, woman, and child. In 1866, ​Congress passed the Civil Rights Act which begun the period called Reconstruction. This law was passed to provide freed people the protections needed in order to get a steady hold on building some form of freedom and independence in those former slaveholding states. The Civil Rights Bill of 1866 came before the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution. Why was the Civil Rights Bill of 1866 necessary​? Because southerners were already plotting a ​way to reinvent the systematic process of chattel slavery. Leading the way was the states of Texas and Mississippi along with South Carolina. Today on my blog I will read the entire Civil Rights Bill of 1866, laws which supposedly protected us, as well as, reading the Texas Black Codes, Mississippi Black Codes, discuss the Compromise of 1877, and then read Louisana's Grandfather​ Clause of 1896. All of these laws were designed to oppress us continuously​ . This one hour workshop will allow you to hear firsthand how the laws were written. It is imperative to be able not only to read our history but we must also acknowledge our history. The laws developed to oppress us have constantly fired to the front of the line in America. Hopefully, this session will provide some knowledge to those interested in the complete story of the trials and tribulation of Americans of African Descent. Who won the ​battle of black justice against black oppression? After 400 years the verdict and the war are​ still raging.