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March 23: This Day in African-American History

henry5_lgPatrick Henry

1775: Patrick Henry declares “Give me liberty or give me death,” a resounding speech that inspires a war that will bring freedom for everyone in America–except for, well, you know.

bush-detention-camps6feb06Lining up for the Internment Camps

1942: The U.S. begins moving Japanese-Americans into internment centers, the birth of the urban renewal it will use to destroy black neighborhoods in the ’60s.


1956: Sudan becomes independent. The next day, it’s in turmoil and asking the world to save it.

elijahandmalcolmElijah and Malcolm, before things went bad

1964: Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad tells Boston Minister Louis X (soon to be Farrakhan) that hypocrites like Malcolm X should have “their heads cut off,” and boy do they wish he hadn’t said that.

jessicalynch01Lynch was far more honest than her superiors

2003: A U.S. Army convoy is attacked in Iraq, but luckily, blond-haired, blue-eyed Pfc. Jessica Lynch holds them off with a toothbrush and fanny pack. At least, that’s what the Army reports.

—Xavier Muhammad

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4 thoughts on “March 23: This Day in African-American History

  1. Always enjoy your informative posts — thanks.

    Posted by Davis | March 23, 2009, 7:37 am
  2. I wonder if Xavier knows that what was done to the half comatose, blue eyed, blond haired Lynch while a “POW”? I think it might rival anything commited at GITMO or Abu Ghraib.

    Xavier Muhammad responds: I do know, which is why I lauded Lynch for an honesty her commanders didn’t show. She actually was a hero, just for that.

    Posted by mike | March 23, 2009, 8:57 am
  3. Hey whatever happened to the black lady who was a cook or something. Didn’t she get kidnapped too?

    The Peoples News responds: Shoshanna Johnson was shot in both ankles and taken hostage, along with Lynch, Edgar Hernandez, Joseph Hudson, Patrick Miller and James Riley.

    Posted by UCTRICE | March 24, 2009, 11:39 am
  4. Xavier, you think Lynch being raped repeatedly while half-unconscious makes her a hero?

    or did you want her commanders on international TV describing in detail exactly what happened?

    Xavier responds: Yes, Mike. I knew you would be astute enough to grasp that being raped is exactly why I think Pfc. Lynch is a hero. Perhaps you also know that Pfc. Lynch said she was “ashamed” of the way her superiors overhyped her role. And that she says she was pressured into saying she was sexually assaulted—something she does not recall happening.

    Posted by mike | March 27, 2009, 8:55 am

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