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Scratching our heads, we wonder what exactly is the point of the Democrat Party inserting into the calendar another holiday. From the images we can plainly see that the Black base of the Party is hysterical with glee at its insertion. Something about an old lady named Lee, a resident of Galveston, Texas, making it her crusade; something silly about the Africans in Galveston being the last to be informed that President Lincoln's Republican-controlled government had published his "Emancipation Proclamation" on January 1, 1863.

Emancipation Proclamation

Watch Night
Watch Night, December 31

New York Times
New York Times, January 1, 1863

Los Angeles Times, January 2, 1994

For one hundred and seventy years, Americans of African descent have celebrated their jubilee on December 31 - January 1. The celebration has now moved to June 19th, and one wonders why? Certainly the story Mrs. Lee as crusaded for, is fiction, not fact.

The fact is that General Sheridan, placed by Grant in command of the Department of the Southwest, organized an army of 40,000 soldiers and 10,000 caverlymen, and invaded Texas in June 1865. One corps, commanded by Gordon Granger, a guy that came and went from the scene pretty quick, moved by sea to Galveston, disembarking at that place on June 19th. Another corps moved through Lousiana and reached Dallas in July 1865, preceded by two columns of cavalry sweeping the area and ending up at Houston and Austin, moving on to San Antonio.

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Sheridan's army's movements

On May 9, 1865, General Gordon Granger, commanding XIII Corps, received orders from Sheridan to concentrate at Mobile and to prepare for a movement by sea to secure an unnamed "fortified part of the Gulf." By June 3, Sheridan had dispersed the corps to several areas: one division, under, Herron, went up the Red River and secured Shreveport, sending the 8th Illinois Infantry forward to Marshall, Texas. Another division, under Steele, was transported by steamers to Brazos Santiago near the mouth of the Rio Grande, disemarked and marched through the river valley to Brownsville. The third division, under the command of Major-General Joseph A. Mower, was landed at Galveston. Mower secured the port and moved on to Houston. Granger accompanied Mower to Galveston and there he set up corps headquarters. As these movements unfolded, the two cavalry columns, one under Merritt, the other under Custer, moved into northeast Texas, swept through the Dallas area and from there Merritt headed for Austin and Cruster for Houston.

Granger's "Circular" published June 26, 1865

So much for Mrs. Lee crusade being seized upon by the black base of the Democrat Party, to hang a holiday upon. One wonders whether any of them—the lady born in Jamaica, Shelia Lee, Cleburn, the fellow from Carolina, Maxine Waters, the millionairess, and, of course, our Nancy—actually read what they want us to celebrate. The text states the reality: from the moment the Union army, like a locust plague, swept through a place, the Africans were, in fact, "free." But "free" to do what?

We all must make our own living in the world, and now, suddenly, the question was upon us—What to do with the Africans? How were they to get up to speed? Get educated? Get a job and hold it? What actually happened, as Granger's "circular" makes plain, is that the Federal Government started doling out the checks and has never stopped. Not, for sure, for all those many thousands, millions of Americans of African descent, who have gotten up, who have gotten educated, who have gotten a job and gotten out. But the class left behind, concentrated now in the cities—Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta; this class has hardly moved past June 19, 1865, when Mower's division unloaded at Galveston. This class remains ignorant, violent, destructive, tenuously pacified with Federal Government checks. Nothing to celebrate there. Yet, the Democrat Black base, led by Waters and Cleburn and Shelia Lee, concentrate their power control over the Party by passing legislation that offers gifts of public wealth to their ethnic group, an offer that cannot pass muster when examined in the light of constitutional law: ethnic groups have no rights the Constitution respects; only individuals have rights the Constitution recognizes. But, it is plain the Black base of the Democrat Party, supported by Nancy and her pals, are working hard to force a change in the Constitition's perspective.

Wash Post

Cleburn all full of hmself, with Waters, Lee and Polosi
Who is that white man hanging on the wall?

Like Lee, Smiling Camella is Jamaican, not African

Who is the white guy in the background?

Oh Happy Day!

Now if they just can get their constituents to give up the looting, the burning of buildings, and the killing.

Jim Johnson was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1871. His father was a self-employed shop keeper, carpenter, and draysman whose ancestors were Africans brought as slaves in British ships to Jamaica. Johnson became a high school teacher, a university professor, a lawyer, a song writer, a poet, a writer, a diplomat, and a founding executive organizer of the N.A.A.C.P. He died in a car accident, in Maine, in 1938. In 1933, his autobiography—Along This Way—was published. The book contains scenes of his experience with human racism, more particularly American racism as it was during his lifetime.

In 1912, Mr. Johnson wrote: "The colored people may be said to be roughly divided into three classes, not so much in respect to themselves as in respect to their relations with the whites. There are those constituting what might be called the desperate class—the men who work in the lumber and turpentine camps, the ex-convicts, the bar room loafers are all in this class. These men conform to the requirements of civilization much as a trained lion with low muttered growls goes through his stunts under the crack of the trainer's whip. Happily, this class represents the black people of the South far below their normal physical and moral condition, but in its increase lies the possibility of grave dangers. I am sure there is no more urgent work than the decreasing of this class of blacks."

Joe Ryan