Baba Kenya, Director of Images of the Motherland Interactive Theater
On January 1st 1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation. It proclaimed that all enslaved in Confederate territory to be forever free. What folks don’t usually know is that the Proclamation didn’t apply to the five slave states that weren’t in rebellion or to most regions already controlled by the Union army. That would come after separate state actions and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment which made slavery illegal everywhere in the US.
That concludes my history lesson for today. But if you want to know more and see history come alive - check out Emancipation Proclamation Jubilees Celebration Weekend - Saturday June 1st and Sunday the June Second. It’s free and there will be Reenactments, lectures and discussions about this important document.
Check out my interview with Baba Kenya, Director of Images of the Motherland Interactive Theater who’ll talk about the Emancipation Proclamation Jubilees Celebration Weekend and my good friend Abdul Rahim Muhammad who talks about the upcoming Islamic Heritage Festival on June 8th. I've known brother Abdul for many years and his positive spirit and committment to raising our awareness about Islam and overcoming misconceptions have always been a great inspiration. Click here for the interview and here for the Facebook Page about the this weekend's events.