I’m grateful slaves got emancipated on June 19, 1865. We would all have probably still been slaves up to this day. Today is a very important day because it signifies years of us finally getting our independence. My ancestors were freed from oppression. Slaves were treated very badly and were deprived of many rights. We were segregated by race and couldn’t even drink at the same water fountains. We couldn’t sit together on buses. We couldn’t even stand next to a white person. And to think they enslaved all of our ancestors because of their color. You know how messed up humanity has to be to just see color and not the soul of a person. My people were not given a chance since birth. They didn’t want to teach slaves back then how to read and write because they knew we were powerful. They knew if we were free we would take over everything. But I trust in our God and through the years He’s been guiding my people.“So now the Lord, the God of Israel, who rescued Abraham from trouble, says, “My people, you will not be disgraced any longer, and your faces will no longer be pale with shame.”(‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭29:22‬ ‭GNT‬‬)

Through the struggles my people have only been stronger. As generations progress, the colored community gets recognized more and more. Our fights are only getting smarter and our voices are being heard. Back then there was nothing but we are more advanced now so we have more power to do more. My people are getting back everything that has been taken away from them and the oppressors are doomed. “Poor and humble people will once again find the happiness which the Lord, the holy God of Israel, gives. It will be the end of those who oppress others and show contempt for God. Every sinner will be destroyed.” (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭29:19-20‬ ‭GNT‬‬)

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