Black History Month 2018

The Deleted Slavery Clause

An episode of Black History Month 2018

By Yvonne LaRose
A series of narrations from documents, speeches, and analyses of legislation that relate to the progression of events memorialized during the Black History Month observance at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, CA.

More of the content relating to the event can be found at "In Honor of Black History Month" at forums.delphiforums.com/entrances/messages/4286/1

Episode 1 is a narrated excerpt of Benjamin Bannecker's letter to Thomas Jefferson in which Bannecker urges Jefferson to not include slavery as part of the Constitution.
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The Deleted Slavery Clause
Perhaps in response to Bannecker's petition, Jefferson attempted to include anti-slavery language in the founding documents. It even made it into one of the first drafts. But the Continental Congress overrode his efforts and removed the language. Hear Gary Webster's narration of the little-known deleted slavery clause.
02:43
March 8, 2018
Black History Month 2018 - Because
An inspiration from the '70s, it seems to capture the essence of why the struggle for recognition and dignity endures. It essentially says take heart because your victories are seen, even if not spoken of.
02:41
March 4, 2018
Black History Month 2018 - The Torch Is Ours
Mary McLeod Bethune's inspiring speech for the 1950 annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History urges us to realize the journey is not over. Similar to the Olympics, it is our responsibility to carry the torch ever forward. Full speech narrated by Wanda Gae Stephansson.
07:14
March 3, 2018
Black History Month 2018 - Voting Rights Act
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 expanded the rights conferred on citizens through the Fifteenth Amendment. Under it, suffrage was opened to women, men, racial minorities, and removed the previous requirements to vote. The excerpted analysis is narrated by Emma Black.
03:38
March 3, 2018
Black History Month 2018 - Civil Rights Act of 1964
A narrated excerpt analysis of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 performed by Kevin Lussier.
06:03
March 3, 2018
Black History Month 2018 - The Bannecker Letter
An excerpt of the Benjamin Bannecker letter to Jefferson regarding the issue of anti-slavery language in the founding documents. Narrated by Gary Webster.
05:44
March 3, 2018
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