Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Last Slaves of Mississippi?

I stumbled across this article just today and even though it was published a little over six weeks ago in People Magazine, it shows that the Amerikkkan myth that "slavery ended in 1865" is just that --- a myth. Forms of enslavement continued long after the end of the Civil War in the form of sharecropping, convict labor and persist in the disproportionate incarceration of Black people in Amerikkka's prisons.

The story of the Miller family's enslavement in 1961, is just another example of how enslavement was retained and refined by this nation towards its so-called "ex-slaves". For those of you poor eyesight like me, you may wish to click the reproduced pages below so that they will be more readable...

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