Emancipation 2016: Why Observances, Black Lives Matter

1 August 2016

Today is Emancipation Day.

Today, we — in the millions, observe the Abolition of Colonial Slavery Act that abolished slavery “throughout the British colonies on, from and after the First of August, 1834.”

Today, we — in the millions remember the Atlantic Slave Trade, the Middle East Slave Trade —and African enslavement that took the lives of millions of African men, women and children, consigned much more to chattel, and left progeny — us, with a multitude of oppressive historical forces that we are still battling, even succumbing to…

 

Why Emancipation Observances Matter
By N Oji Mzilikazi
(Originally published in Montreal Community Contact Volume 21, Number 18)
September 1, 2011

 

Happy Emancipation Day 2016!

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Revisit Past Emancipation Articles:

 

Emancipation 2011: Renewed Songs of Liberation
By N Oji Mzilikazi
(Originally published in Montreal Community Contact Volume 21, Number 16)
August 4, 2011

 

Emancipation 2011: On Blacks Being A Cursed Race
By N Oji Mzilikazi
(Originally published in Montreal Community Contact Volume 21, Number 17)
August 18, 2011

 

Emancipation Celebrations 2012: On Blacks Being A Cursed Race (Part 2)
By N Oji Mzilikazi
(Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 22, Number 14)
July 26, 2012

 

Emancipation 2013: Beyond Rumshop Politics
By N Oji Mzilikazi
(Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 23, Number 15)
July 25, 2013    

 

Emancipation 2013: Who Will Pay Reparations For My Soul?
By N Oji Mzilikazi
(Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 23, Number 16)
August 8, 2013

 

Emancipation 2013: Field Negroes Needed
(50th Anniversary of the March on Washington)
By N Oji Mzilikazi
(Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 23, Number 17)
August 22, 2013