The photo was a striking image is that of a young African American woman in a high collared victorian era dress wearing an ornate hat. There was only one clue to where she may have lived and that was the embossed imprint of the studio that took her photo.
I received this email regarding the Willie Lynch Myth. This speech has been promoted widely throughout African American and Black British circles. To read the entire article, please scroll down. Manu Ampim has joined several other Black scholars and activists who have exposed the myths of the Willie Lynch talk by advancing a thoroughly detailed refutation of its authenticity.
I might still have the paper buried in a thousand other old papers I have. When I first saw it, it also struck me as a contemporary piece and inaccurate historically. Manu Ampim being circulated. Further, it is naively assumed by a large number of Willie Lynch believers that this single and isolated speech, allegedly given almost years ago, completely explains the internal problems and divisions within the African American community.
While some have questioned and even dismissed this speech from the outset, it is fair to say that most African Americans who are aware of the speech have not questioned its authenticity, and assume it to be a legitimate and very crucial historical document which explains what has happened to African Americans.
There is a large body of written materials from the slavery era, yet there is not one reference to a William Lynch speech given in Also, there is also not a single reference to the Lynch speech by any white abolitionists, including John Brown, William Lloyd Garrison, and Wendell Phillips.
Similarly, there has been no evidence found of slavemasters or pro-slavery advocates referring to not to mention utilizing the specific divide and rule information given in the Lynch speech. Likewise, none of the most credible historians on the enslavement of African Americans have ever mentioned the Lynch speech in any of their writings.
Since the Willie Lynch speech was not mentioned by any slavemasters, pro-slavery advocates, abolitionists, or historians studying the slavery era, the question of course is when did it appear? Taylor in her email exchanges with the late Dr.
On October 31,Taylor wrote: It was printed in a local, widely-distributed, free publication called The St. I simply read it and put it in a file somewhere. We, as a people who have been fractured, divided and destroyed because of our division, now must move toward a perfect union.
Now, ten years later, the speech has become extremely popular, although many historians and critical thinkers questioned this strange and unique document from the outset. First, I shall thank you, the gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here.
I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies where I have experimented with some of the newest and still the oldest methods of control of slaves.
Ancient Rome would envy us if my program were implemented. As our boat sailed south on the James River, named for our illustrious King, whose version of the Bible we cherish.
I saw enough to know that your problem is not unique. While Rome used cords of woods as crosses for standing human bodies along its highways in great numbers you are here using the tree and the rope on occasion.
I caught the whiff of a dead slave hanging from a tree a couple of miles back. You are not only losing a valuable stock by hangings, you are having uprisings, slaves are running away, your crops are sometimes left in the fields too long for maximum profit, you suffer occasional fires, your animals are killed.
Gentlemen, you know what your problems are: I do not need to elaborate. I am not here to enumerate your problems, I am here to introduce you to a method of solving them.
In my bag here, I have a fool proof method for controlling your Black slaves. I guarantee everyone of you that if installed correctly it will control the slaves for at least hundred years [sic]. My method is simple. Any member of your family or your overseer can use it.
I have outlined a number of differences among the slaves: I use fear, distrust, and envy for control purposes. These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies and it will work throughout the South.
Take this simple little list of differences, and think about them. Now that you have a list of differences.You must write a to word essay, double-spaced, or about 2 1/2 to 3 pages, in 12 point, Times New Roman type-style. BEFORE starting your essay, please write a paragraph of about 10 to 12 sentences summarizing your idea.
AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. of miles back. You are not only losing a valuable stock by hangings, you are having uprisings, slaves are running away, your crops are sometimes left in the fields.
Jul 07, · The introduction of a blog by Afrigeneas is a wonderful thing. A lil about David. David E. Paterson, AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum Manager, was born in Scotland, UK, grew up in Seattle, WA, and earned a BA in History from University of Oregon before joining the U.S.
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As I write this twenty years later, I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world. In , in , at my birth in , I know that I never had it made.
The digitization of documents opens opportunities for more people to delve into the arcana of the past, but Tatum’s and DeWitt’s misinterpretations suggest one important role for historians at this cultural and digital moment is helping people gain the skills to interpret an era’s documents, photographs, and material culture.