Black History is everyday. Therefore it should be celebrated everyday.
Black people have alot of accomplishments and inventions. It’s more
than just sports and music, black people once dominated more areas
of life than you notice today. We know the story of black people being
slaves, but ofcourse that is not the full story. Slaves did more than
work in the cotton fields. They invented and re invented and
invented some more. Boo-yah!
Slave labor went into the building of the capitol. The area where
the legislative center of the US sits formerly known as Jenkins Hill. This
hill was a heavily forested area that needed extensive landscaping, as
well as trench digging for the foundation from slaves. This was all before
George Washington laid the cornerstone in 1793. According to Fred Beuttler,
a historian for the House of Representatives, one of the buildings most iconic
symbols, the brass Statue of Freedom, was in part, done through the
diligence of Philip Reid, a former slave. Some of the sandstone in the old east
front of the building has the names of slave laborers who had
cut the stone.
The country’s financial center was named the same name that
a wall was named. That wall was built in 1653 to protect settlers from Indian raids.
Freed and enslaved Africans made up a significant part of the labor pool
that created that well, just like the other infrastructure and buildings
in what is currently Lower Manhattan, including Trinity CHurch. There
was a slave market at Wall and Water streets, and slave ships would
leave at South Street Seaport. According to the church’s archivist,
the parish, which was founded in 1696,used slave labor at several points
during its early history. Many early members contribute slaves to build
the initial church.
Mount Vernon, the home and plantation of the nation’s first
president survived on the labor of hundreds of slaves owned by
George and Martha Washington. These slaves specialized in various
trades, including woodworking and blacksmithing. Most of the structures
spread across the grounds of Mount Vernon, includiings a 16 sided barn
for grain processing and storage, were built by slave laborers and carpenters
often overseen by Thomas Green.
You will find those 3 places listed above and more
places black slaves built on the website. Two thumbs of for black people doing
your thang with pride. Your quote for the day is “I work hard now, so I can have it
easier later on” (by me) Oh, and black people still excel outside and
inside of sports and music today just like in the past. Wake up!