click this lick to read it here. (http://bit.ly/1zcRRtx) Ray Raphael on the hidden people’s history of the Declaration of Independence stated, we recommend this food for thought: “We should understand that July 4th, 1776, in many ways, represents a counterrevolution. That is to say that what helped to prompt July 4th, 1776, was the perception amongst European settlers on the North American mainland that London was moving rapidly towards abolition. This perception was prompted by Somerset’s case, a case decided in London in June 1772 which seemed to suggest that abolition, which not only was going to be ratified in London itself, was going to cross the Atlantic and basically sweep through the mainland, thereby jeopardizing numerous fortunes, not only based upon slavery, but the slave trade. That’s the short answer.”
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On July 6, 1957, Althea Gibson won women’s singles title at Wimbledon, becoming FIRST African American to win the title in the tournament’s 80-year history, and the first champion to receive the trophy personally from Queen Elizabeth
REMEMBERING MEDGAR EVANS Today.
Medgar Evers – July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963 – Evans was a black civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi.
Evers was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith and was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1963, he was awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP and in 1969, Medgar Evers College was established in Brooklyn, New York, as part of the City University of New York.