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The slavery hypocrisy of some
“Northerners” is astounding as loudly self-proclaimed by a group of Connecticut
Yankee Democrats and their limited and selective knowledge of history and the role
Connecticut played in that sad part of US and World History.
Who do these jerks think owned and manned the ships that went to Africa to buy, transport and then sell these poor people to the highest bidder?
I grew up in the mid-Hudson Valley of NY
where there were many slave owners during the 1700’s and early 1800’s. A slave woman from Old Hurley in Ulster County
who became a famous abolitionist was Sojourner Truth.
There is a monument to her
memory in front of the Ulster County Court House so that “Ulster County
Northerners” will not forget the real history of slavery.
Did these hypocrites not see "Amistad" and the role Connecticut played in that tragic reenactment.
Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson
names from annual fundraising dinner
Thomas Jefferson and Andrew
Jackson are history in Connecticut.
Under pressure from the
NAACP, the state Democratic
Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual
fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.
Party leaders voted
unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to
rename the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in the aftermath of last month’s
fatal shooting of nine worshipers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C.
The decision is believed to
be unprecedented and could prompt Democrats in other states with similarly
named events to follow suit.
“I see it as the right thing
to do,” Nick Balletto, the party’s first-year chairman, told Hearst Connecticut
Media on Wednesday night.
“I wasn’t looking to be a
trailblazer or set off a trend that’s going to affect the rest of the country.
Hopefully, they’ll follow suit when they see it’s the right thing to do.”
Randall Beach: Remember that slavery was woven into Connecticut’s fabric
What Farrow had discovered,
long hidden away in the library’s archives, was documented evidence of Connecticut’s deep ties
to the profitable slave trade.
Three logbooks from ships
that sailed out of New London
in the mid-1700s.
The first ship was called
the Africa. It was aptly named.
The crew was bound for West
Africa to buy slaves and then sell them on England’s
colonial islands in the Caribbean. Some of the
“human cargo” probably stayed on board to be brought to Connecticut, where they were sold and owned
by residents here.
The brutality of slavery and its pervasiveness in Connecticut is a dark, deeply troubling subject. It’s not something people want to hear about in “the Nutmeg State.
” We like to delude ourselves into thinking slavery was “a Southern thing.”
SLAVERY in MASSACHUSETTS
Massachusetts was the first slave-holding colony in New England,
though the exact beginning of black slavery in what became Massachusetts cannot be dated exactly.
Slavery there is said to have predated the settlement of Massachusetts
Bay colony in 1629, and circumstantial evidence gives a date of
1624-1629 for the first slaves. "Samuel Maverick, apparently New England's
first slaveholder, arrived in Massachusetts
in 1624 and, according to [John Gorham] Palfrey, owned two Negroes before John
Winthrop, who later became governor of the colony, arrived in 1630."
My ancestors were Vikings and they clearly were slaveholders, but in their defense, they took and held slaves of
all colors, genders, religions, and nationalities.
To expand their current-day slavery protest these Connecticut
Democrats should publish a list of all those in Connecticut who were involved in slavery and all of their relatives and descendants and then pay reparations to all the descendants of the slaves involved in this dastardly Yankee slave-trade and ownership. Then they should stop using fuels from the North Sea of Norway and boycott Volvos from Sweden.
Would be a good start to clear their alleged conscience and far more meaningful than demeaning Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.
the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs
to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense, posturing, empty talk,
insincerity, falseness, deceit, dishonesty, duplicity
For a more complete view of Connecticut's Slave Trading and Ownership:
Google: hartford ct courant slavery