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Veterans Day 2013 ~ The Journey Towards Dignity and Respect California Gold Rush Pioneers
by khubaka, michael harris ( blackagriculture [at] yahoo.com )
Monday Nov 4th, 2013 5:42 PM
The ongoing journey for recognition of the authentic contributions by U.S. Colored Troops from California during the U.S. Civil War remains an long term battle. The battle to end Slavery in California and the continuing impacts from the open and festering wounds remain unfinished business in our journey towards a more perfect union. National Emancipation Day, this 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, time has come to reconcile the past, present and future in the ongoing struggle for equal rights and freedoms afforded to all United States citizens. The journey towards dignity and respect for California Gold Rush Pioneers of African ancestry continues...
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Slavery in California 1865 Project will keep the fire burning in honor of our ancestors and elders who continue guide a new way forward, healing what is hurting our communities... The Unites States Senate leaders will need help move the agenda. Veterans Day 2013 at the US National Park ~ San Francisco Presidio the unfolding legacy of US Colored Troops from California will take another step towards preparing an official cultural resource study coordinated by the 1865 Project ~ Slavery in California.

Recognizing National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in areas of rebellion, and the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation in the struggle for the equal rights and freedoms afforded to all United States citizens.

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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 21, 2012

Ms. Lee of California (for herself, Ms. Norton, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Rush, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Moore, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Gonzalez, Mrs. Christensen, Ms. Chu, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Filner, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Israel, Mr. Watt, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Farr, Mr. Polis, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Dingell, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Harris, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Ellison,
Mr. Cohen, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Edwards, and Ms. Waters) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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RESOLUTION


Recognizing National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in areas of rebellion, and the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation in the struggle for the equal rights and freedoms afforded to all United States citizens.

Whereas the enslavement of Africans in the American colonies began in 1619, when 20 Africans were brought to the Virginia colony at Jamestown, marking the beginning of more than 200 years of captivity for Africans in America;

Whereas, on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War and in accordance with the war powers vested to him, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation as an executive order, legally emancipating millions of slaves in the States of South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, and North Carolina;

Whereas, on December 6, 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which reads ``Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction'', was adopted and effectively outlawed slavery in the United States;

Whereas the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation was a significant precursor to the adoption of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, also known as the Reconstruction Amendments, adopted between 1865 and 1870, as well as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the National Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968 among others; and

Whereas slaves and their descendants in the United States have contributed significantly to the foundation, growth, diversity, and leadership of the United States: Now, therefore, be it Resolved,

That the House of Representatives recognizes National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the end of slavery in areas of rebellion, and the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation in the struggle for the equal rights and freedoms afforded to all United States citizens.
§150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
by khubaka, michael harris Monday Nov 4th, 2013 5:42 PM
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