Nov 26 2009

Subversive Historian – 11/26/09

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Eric Drooker The First National Thanksgiving

Back in the day on November 26th, 1789, the United States observed its first formal national Thanksgiving holiday. President George Washington designated the date when he published his “Thanksgiving Proclamation” in the Massachusetts Centinel. The nation’s first President was responding to Congress who sought a “Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer” to be “observed by acknowledging the favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” Lord knows there have been enough subversive histories over the past months to construct a counter narrative to such grandiose notions of Thanksgiving but if more is needed consider the following: the second informal practice of thanksgiving day, which predated Washington’s Proclamation, came to celebrate a joint attempt by the Puritans and the Dutch to forcibly, not peaceably, remove of all indigenous natives from New England.

Now pass some truth with that gravy.

For Uprising, this is your truth professa’ saying it’s no mystery why they conceal our people’s history

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  1. Ramon Galvanon 02 Dec 2009 at 1:54 am

    THANK YOU I AM AN INDIGINOUS MEXICA I APPRECIATE THE REAL TALK…