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@JoeCunninghamSC Surely you’re aware #Lincoln wanted to send all Blacks back where they came from.
“But for your race, there could not be war. Many men engaged on either side do not care for you one way or the other. Without slavery the war could not have an existence.”
theroot.com/did-lincoln-wa…
@JoeCunninghamSC 1862 #Lincoln talks to influential Blacks telling them all Blacks should go back where they came from.
“we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. ...this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both,"
@JoeCunninghamSC 1862 #Lincoln "I think your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffer from your presence. In a word we suffer on each side. If this is admitted, it affords a reason at least why we should be separated.”
@JoeCunninghamSC 1862 #Lincoln "But for your race among us there could not be war, although many men engaged on either side do not care for you one way or the other. Nevertheless, I repeat, without the institution of Slavery and the colored race as a basis, the war could not have an existence.”
@JoeCunninghamSC “one of the principal difficulties in the way of colonization is that the free colored man cannot see that his comfort would be advanced by it.”
"you may conclude you have nothing to do with the idea of going to a foreign country. This is an extremely selfish view of the case.”
@JoeCunninghamSC 1862 #Lincoln “But you [Black leaders] ought to do something to help those who are not so fortunate as yourselves.”
“If we deal with those who are not free at the beginning, and whose intellects are clouded by #Slavery, we have very poor materials to start with."
@JoeCunninghamSC 1862 #Lincoln "If intelligent colored men, such as are before me, would move in this matter, much might be accomplished. It is exceedingly important that we have men at the beginning CAPABLE OF THINKING AS WHITE MEN, and not those who have been systematically oppressed.”
@JoeCunninghamSC 1862 #Lincoln “For the sake of your race you should sacrifice something of your present comfort for the purpose of being as grand in that respect as the white people.”
@JoeCunninghamSC If all the Blacks didn’t want to “go back where they came from”, #Lincoln suggested Central America, "nearer than Liberia"
#an excellent [country] for any people, especially because of the similarity of climate with your native land— thus being suited to your physical condition.”
@JoeCunninghamSC In the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation of 1862, you’ll find #Lincoln affirming “that the effort to colonize persons of African descent, upon this continent, or elsewhere, with the previously obtained consent of the Governments existing there, will be continued.”
@JoeCunninghamSC #Lincoln’s remarks generated a furious response from all corners of the anti-slavery world.
Senator Hale “The idea of removing the whole colored population from this country is one of the most absurd ideas that ever entered into the head of man or woman.”
opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/lin…
@JoeCunninghamSC #Lincoln’s words “made it evident that he, his cabinet, & most of the people, care but little for justice to the negro.”
#FDouglass, “the President seems to possess an ever-increasing passion for making himself appear silly & ridiculous, if nothing worse.”
opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/lin…
@JoeCunninghamSC Central American governments opposed #Lincoln’s remove all Negroes from America plan.
One representing Honduras, Nicaragua & Costa Rica characterized the plan as a thinly disguised effort to make Central America the depository for “a plague of which the US desired to rid itself”
@JoeCunninghamSC #Lincoln informed them that money had been appropriated by Congress to aid the colonization, in some country, of the people, or a portion of them, of African descent, making it his duty, as it had for a long time been his inclination, to favor that cause.
quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/linc…
@JoeCunninghamSC Don’t tell #tRump about #Lincoln’s plan to remove all Negroes from America by sending them to Central America to work in coal mines.
It was a fiasco, but tRump might try it to get his ugly mug on #MountRushmore next to Lincoln’s.
psmag.com/news/remember-… #Linconia #tRumpism
@JoeCunninghamSC If monetary #Reparations were ever authorized, would money be given to Blacks whose ancestors were never American slaves — like most from all the “Union” states; and those whose ancestors emigrated after #Lincoln, like #Obama?
@JoeCunninghamSC In the entire history of the slave trade to the New World (1525 to 1866),12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World.
10,700,000 survived; most disembarking in the Caribbean & South America.
About 388,000 Africans were shipped to North America.
pbs.org/wnet/african-a…
@JoeCunninghamSC "North America" includes the land area of Mexico.
And the "United States" was configured much differently during the years that #slavery, or #InvoluntaryServitude was legal in several Southern states.
@JoeCunninghamSC The 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery & involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime— or #MilitarySlavery aka #TheDraft.
The US was divided into states that allowed or prohibited slavery. Slavery was implicitly permitted in the original Constitution.
@JoeCunninghamSC The Term Negro May Have Been Meant For American Indians
Dr. Arica Coleman, who is of Rappahannock & African American descent, discussed how the term #Negro might actually be referring to an American Indian.
newsmaven.io/indiancountryt…
@JoeCunninghamSC Slavery in the US includes slavery by Native Americans as well as slavery of Native Americans.
Some tribes, in the late 1700's & 1800's, adopted the practice of holding slaves as chattel property & held increasing numbers of African-American slaves.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_a…
@JoeCunninghamSC African slaves were owned by Native Americans from the colonial period until the Civil War.
Indigenous tribes who participated in this practice resided in the Southeast specifically the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, & Seminole
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Am…
@JoeCunninghamSC #FiveCivilizedTribes were considered to be "civilized" because of colonial attributes adopted: Christianity, centralized governments, literacy, market participation, written constitutions, intermarriage with white Americans, & plantation slavery practices.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Civi…
@JoeCunninghamSC In 1861, Choctaw & Chickasaw fought with Confederates.
Creek & Seminole supported the Union.
Cherokee fought a civil war within their own nation.
Some in each tribe held black slaves.
Free African Americans living with them became known as Black Indians.
legendsofamerica.com/na-fiveciviliz…
@JoeCunninghamSC Auctioneer #Lincoln bids adieu to all “African colored people” in his white “America”.
“Could I get a hundred tolerably intelligent men...? Can I have fifty? If I could find twenty-five able-bodied men,... I think I could make a successful commencement.”
quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/linc…
@JoeCunninghamSC Lying #tRump continues to epitomize the dishonesty & contentious arrogance of the founder of the #PartyOfLincoln. At least he hasn't started a murderous war.
#DishonestAbeLincoln wore a #StovePipeHat because his pants kept catching on fire.
#AbeLincoln #republicans @BeschlossDC
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