I pity from the bottom of my heart any nation or body of people that is so unfortunate as to get entangled in the net of slavery. I have long since ceased to cherish any spirit of bitterness against the Southern white people on account of the enslavement of my race. No one section of our country was wholly responsible for its introduction, and, besides, it was recognized and protected for years by the General Government. Having once got its tentacles fastened on to the economic and social life of the Republic, it was no easy matter for the country to relieve itself of the institution. Then, when we rid ourselves of prejudice or racial feeling, and look facts in the face, we must acknowledge that, notwithstanding the cruelty and moral wrong of slavery, the ten million Negroes inhabiting this country, who themselves or whose ancestors went through the school of American slavery, are in a stronger and more hopeful condition, materially, intellectually, morally, and religiously, than is true of an equal number of black people in any other portion of the globe.

"Booker T. Washington"

The regional and racial divisions of the American Civil War still plagues us today. Where are the voices of courageous peacemakers?

Do we really as a nation want to divide ourselves into warring camps again when so many paid the price for our freedom?

What does Thomas Stonewall Jackson and Martin Luther King share in common?

Thomas Stonewall Jackson was the seed spreader for all Southern Black Churchers in the Southland of America. Stonewall Jackson defied Virginia law by teaching African American slaves how to read and write and started the first black Sunday school and supported it with part of his paycheck from the civil war battlefields of America to keep it open

One other exemplified courage better was Dr. Martin Luther King, who said cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Expediency asks the question: Is it political? Vanity ask the question: Is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politically correct, nor popular-but one must take it simply because it is right, let’s take the profit out of race baiting and reward reconciliation.

A native American elder described his internal Civil War in the following manner; inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil and fight others all the time. The other dog is good and seeks to live in peace with all. The mean dog attacks the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, the native American elder reflected for a moment, and replied, The one I feed.”

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