The history of the U.S. must be in the spotlight. At this moment of time, June, 2020, our Obama/Democratic Party committed a coup against the U.S. and is in the process of trying to erase history by destroying statues in our country by the Democrats arm of the Black Lives Matters and Antifa.
The Pelosi/Democratic Party are trying to erase the “slavery of blacks.” Don’t they realize that? First, it was the Confederate flag and now it is the statues. The Democrats are denying what they did to them – the KKK and on and on. The Democrats are the guilty party.
The blacks should want these reminders in the museums to remind the Democrats every day what they did to them – not hide history. Are the blacks that dumb? I say, NO. Just a few are.
Their attitude is if you destroy the Confederate flag and all of the reminders (statues and the Constitution) that will erase the history of where our country has been. If you don’t know what road you have traveled then how do you that you won’t repeat the mistakes of the past by re-travelling that same road.
The blacks must wake up and put the blame on the Democrats instead of helping them tear up the Democrats mistakes.
The Democrats with the help of foreign countries are trying to change our country into a fake socialist country; but, will end up using Obama’s ideology which is Islam or the Muslim Brotherhood. The U.S. is the only country in the world that uses a Constitution where people are free. Other socialistic countries have a noose around the neck of the people.
Why is it all colors don’t know that? Why – because the Democrats are trying to put all people (all colors) back into slavery with socialism. Can’t they see that?
This was done by our educational system (union is Democrat) teaching and brain-washing our children and not one elected government official did a damn thing to change that. They could have because taxes are given to all educational systems in the U.S. by the taxpayer.
If all of the people who are supporting the Democrats voted for the Republicans in the 2020 election, we can continue to work with President Trump two continue reversing the harm that former Obama leader and the Democrats did to this country.
The different colors of people in this country have to “smart up” because the Democrats/Obama are taking us down a “road of socialism.” It is not only the Democrats/Obama but foreign countries are helping the Democrats. They know who they are.
Understanding the Importance and History of Juneteenth
Posted by Ancestry Team on June 18, 2020.
Historian and host of the PBS television series “Finding Your Roots,” co-produced by Ancestry®, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. writes about why we commemorate Juneteenth, and explains the history behind the day (June 19).
“Juneteenth celebrates a declaration of freedom in Texas that occurred two months after Confederate Commander Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia—and two and half years following President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. On June 19, 1865, U.S. General Gordon Granger issued General Orders Number 3 from his headquarters in Galveston:
‘The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.’
Granger had numerous motivations for issuing the order. Even though enslaved people in Texas were already legally free under the terms of the Emancipation Proclamation, violence and neo-enslavement had continued. In fact, during the war, Confederates had fled to the state, bringing with them about 150,000 slaves, growing the state’s total to 250,000. And even after the war ended, many former slave owners refused to view the freedpeople as anything other than their property, no matter what the military or the government said.
Black Texas celebrated the announcement as confirmation of their freedom, and when the date came again in 1866, an unlikely annual holiday was born. African Americans gathered to celebrate freedom by dressing in their best clothes and gathering with friends and family, reading the Emancipation Proclamation and the Bible, and conveying to young people the importance of maintaining their hard won victory over slavery.
Juneteenth spread well beyond Texas. As Isabel Wilkerson writes in her modern classic, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, ‘The people from Texas took Juneteenth Day to Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, and other places they went.’ While the holiday waned in importance over the twentieth century, it was revived by unfortunate circumstances–the end of the Poor People’s Campaign on June 19, 1968. Ending the once-promising campaign on that date managed to reignite Juneteenth celebrations. Texas even declared it an official holiday in 1979. Today, 46 states and the District of Columbia recognize it as well.
As we look to shape the history unfolding around us today, let us gather not only to celebrate the perseverance of our people but also to plan for the “stony road” ahead.”
•by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Host of “Finding Your Roots” on PBS, Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research and Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard
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A Dad and Scientist’s View on Genomic Health
Posted by Ancestry Team on June 15, 2020 in Website
By Barry Starr, PhD, Director, Scientific Communications, Ancestry As we approach Father’s Day, I was excited to see results from a recent survey from Ancestry® that showed that dads, like me, know that understanding their genes can be foundational to how they care for their own health, and understand their family’s health. For example, the Read More
A note from Ancestry’s CEO
Posted by Ancestry Team on June 3, 2020 in Website
To our global community, Equality and racial justice are a shared responsibility. Ancestry stands in solidarity with the Black community and knows that Black Lives Matter. We recognize your pain and the feelings of fear and frustration over the injustices you face every day. Our hearts ache for the Floyd family, for their tragic loss, Read More
Tune in on Monday, May 25 to Our Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes”
Posted by Ancestry Team on May 22, 2020 in Website
Tune in to our Facebook page on Monday, May 25 at 11 AM ET to join our Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes” as we come together to honor those who sacrificed so much to secure our freedom, and commemorate 2020 marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Emmy Award-winning television personality Read More
Women’s Health Week: The Importance of Understanding Your Family Health History and Your Genes
Posted by Ancestry Team on May 13, 2020 in Website
By: Ron Park, MD, EVP of Health and DNA This week marks National Women’s Health Week, a program instituted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to remind women about actions they can take to help prevent disease and improve their health. It’s a time for women, who Read More
Ancestry® Announces Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes” for Monday, May 25
Posted by Ancestry Team on May 8, 2020 in Website
To commemorate Memorial Day from home and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Ancestry® is proud to present its “Parade of Heroes,” a virtual event hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford with a musical performance by Tori Kelly. We invite you to tune in as we stream the parade on our Facebook Read More
An Update from Ancestry’s CEO
Posted by Ancestry Team on May 6, 2020 in Website
To our community, The last several weeks have been an emotional journey. As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, I am continually inspired by all the communities, organizations and frontline heroes coming together to help those in need. We remain forever grateful to the healthcare workers fighting the pandemic and the essential workers Read More
2020 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference Now Virtual
Posted by Ancestry Team on May 1, 2020 in Website
Ancestry® is a family and a community, even when we’re not together – which is why we are continuing to share resources and new ways for people to make family history discoveries from home. As a long-term partner of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and a sponsor of the annual NGS Family History Conference, we Read More
Ancestry® Invites Its Members to Help Advance Research to Fight COVID-19
Posted by Ancestry Team on April 22, 2020 in Website
In this time of crisis, scientists and healthcare professionals worldwide are working around the clock to understand and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. At Ancestry we are doing our part to support the global research community in the quest to defeat COVID-19 by launching a research project to explore potential genetic cues in our response Read More
Ancestry® Unveils 75 New Communities for Members with Ties to Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and More
Posted by Ancestry Team on April 3, 2020 in Website
As the leader in consumer genomics, Ancestry® is at the forefront, constantly developing new ways for you to learn about yourself through DNA and empowering you to unlock more discoveries about your family history. This includes updating our products and services to take advantage of the most advanced science and technology. We’re proud to unveil 75 Read More