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Personal website of M.G. Daniel. Sharing poetry, my writings, snippets from my life and whatever's on my mind.

Emancipation day

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Best wishes to every descendent and survivor of the legacy of the enslavement of black Africans in America and the Caribbean. On this date in 1834 the institution of that strain of slavery was formally abolished by the British parliament when  An Act for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies became the law. However, the effective date when many slaves in the Caribbean began to experience “freedom” in practical terms was August 1, 1838. It’s a holiday in Canada today – called Simcoe Day in Toronto.  The holiday is Emancipation Day in the Caribbean islands. I did the Underground Freedom Train ride the last couple of years but didn’t this year.

Best wishes to anyone working out their personal emancipation today from any un-freedom or things that have damaged them.

I also wish liberation for everyone trapped in the primitive prison of hate in “developed” North America, whether on the giving or receiving end of this dark and destructive force.

 

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Author: M.G. Daniel

I am a lifelong scribbler who is now focusing on poetry and becoming more established as a writer.

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