Sunday, February 03, 2013

African American History Month Meeting: "A Revolutionary Perspective onthe Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War", Saturday, Feb. 23,5:00-8:00pm

For Immediate Release

Media Advisory

Event: African American History Month
Commemoration 2013
Topic: A Revolutionary Perspective on the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 5:00-8:00pm
Location: 5920 Second Ave. at Antoinette, North of WSU Campus
Speakers: Abayomi Azikiwe, PANW Editor and Tachae Davis, WW Youth Fraction
Chair: Debbie Johnson, Workers World Party, Detroit Branch
Sponsor: WWP Detroit and the Harriet Tubman School
Contact: (313) 671-3715
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African American History Month Program Commemorates 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

150 years ago in 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by the-then President Abraham Lincoln. The document did not end slavery or the Civil War (1861-1865) that was raging at the time. Despite claims from the corporate media and revisionist historical accounts, the system of slavery was destroyed by the revolts of enslaved Africans, their participation in the Civil War on the side of the Union forces and the contributions to these efforts by genuine abolitionists.

Come out to a public program honoring African American History Month where a revolutionary perspective will be shared on the actual developments that led to the overthrow of the system of slavery and the Union victory against the slave-holding Confederacy in 1865. Also the role of Africans in the attempted Reconstruction of democracy in the United States after the end of slavery and the Civil War as well as the struggle for self-determination and full-equality for the former enslaved population will be examined.

Speakers for this event will be Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire and a contributing editor for Workers World newspaper, and Tachae Davis of the Workers World Youth Fraction and a contributing writer to Can't Jail the Revolution blog. Debbie Johnson, a veteran organizer for Workers World Detroit branch, will chair this educational meeting.

This event is open to the general public. A dinner featuring African American cuisine will be served.

Donations will be accepted for this event but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

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