Oct. 22, 2018

Part 1 The Black Blogger "Presents" An Appeal To The World, 1947 NAACP

This week will mark the 71st year since the NAACP sent a message to all the nations of the world of the deplorable conditions faced by American blacks due to the oppressive condition in America. This 99-page document will be read over the course of this week so that those who are unfamiliar with this pamphlet can hear in my the voice its complete contents. First up today is Part 1 of An Appeal To The World, written and submitted by W.E.B. Dubois. What I find most interesting is that in 2016, 69 years after this document was submitted to the United Nations. The international organization agreed that American Blacks were indeed owed reparations. The other important factor I found was that so many of the issues addressed in this 1947 document are still evident in many of our communities 71 years later.