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Franck Andre Jamme's wrote a selection of poems to emulate the tablets found on small gold leaves in ancient Roman graves.
The leaves were folded in the hands of the dead. They were
written to seal the crossing of the dead to the other side. These
poems were inspired by the ancient Roman tablets.
to sing every morning of the rebirth of the sun without truly knowing it.

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This is a perfect piece for today. Read and Appreciate:

 Ode to Concord  (E)
April 19, 1775, local minutemen defeat British troops, leading to eventual independence
#2225976 by Floyd Bellinger
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This Date in History: Just a Smattering of What Happened on July 1

"Preparation: United States Declaration of Independence.1776
*1st US postage stamps go on sale, 5 cent Franklin and 10 cent, 1847
* First public schoolhouse for the poor opens in Washington and San Francisco, 1862
*Battle at Booneville Mississippi: Confederate, 1863
*1863 Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Lee's advance halted.
*American Civil War: Massachusetts Governor receives permission from *Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent
(54th Massachusetts Regiment) 1863
"1st black Civil War regiment, So Carolina Volunteers join US army, 1862
*United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico, 1823
*1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal.1867
*Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves. 1863
+ 1st wartime conscription law in US goes into effect, 1863
*Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, 29,000 injured or die, 1863
*Union General and President of the US : Ulysses S Grant, 1877
*Abolitionist, Harriet Tubman Works on rescuing slaves. 1863
*Albert Einstein introduces his theory of special relativity, 1905
*The Communist Party of China is founded and Chen Duxiu elected its leader , 1991
*On Midnight, July 1, Hong Kong was returned to China by the British, 1997

*CountryUS* Has anyone in our group of talented writers written a book or story that takes place druing the civil war.?
On June 1, 1863 Harriet Tubman joined Colonel James Montgomery and his 2nd South Carolina Infantry, composed of emancipated slaves, in an assault on several plantations along the Combahee River. This raid rescued more than 700 enslaved people, many of whom later enlisted in the Union army. These actions weakened the Confederate economy while providing the Union army with more soldiers. Her role in the raid was celebrated in the press, increasing her fame.
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Today’s Highlight in History:

On June 22, 1977, John N. Mitchell became the first former U.S. Attorney General to go to prison as he began serving a sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up. (He was released 19 months later.)

On this date:

In 1911, Britain’s King George V was crowned at Westminster Abbey.

In 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond, Indiana, killing at least 86 people aboard the circus train.

In 1940, during World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as France was forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces overran Paris.

In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act --more popularly known as the “GI Bill of Rights.”

In 1981, Mark David Chapman pleaded guilty to killing rock star John Lennon.

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was deposed as president of Iran
Thanks for the up back dates! *Laugh* Now, can we talk about the next A.G. that should go to jail? *Rolling*

Responding to Your Question:

You asked how many African-Americans took part in the Civil War. At the end of the war, the rough number given to the participation of black soldiers is 179.000. This number includes members of the Union Army and the Navy. Many black soldiers created Infantry and National Guard units of their own. More than 1,000 black soldiers responded to the call for soldiers in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. One quarter of this number came
from slave states. To lead the 54th Massachusetts, Governor Andrew chose a young white officer named Robert Gould Shaw.
That is cool as hell

Recognizing the 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth:
The Emancipation Proclamation Changed the Purpose of the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln began his presidency vowing not to interfere with slavery where it already existed, but 17 months of war changed that.

While Lincoln felt that freeing the slaves would be “an act of justice,” he considered whether this act was constitutional. He knew he could not free all of the slaves, including those in the vital Border States that remained loyal to the Union. Lincoln determined that emancipating slaves in the areas of rebellion that were not under Federal control was “warranted by the Constitution." Slave labor supported the Confederate Army, he reasoned. This gave the Confederacy a distinct advantage.

After determining the proclamation’s constitutionality, Lincoln considered the political atmosphere and the timing of his announcement. The Union had not yet won a battle in the East and not everyone in the North supported the idea of fighting a war for the freedom of slaves. Some considered it a last-ditch effort to support an army that could not otherwise suppress the rebellion. This victory would raise morale and support for the war while showing that the Union army was strong enough to fight the rebellion on its own.

Gen. Robert E. Lee and his army retreated back to Virginia, allowing Lincoln to claim a strategic victory. On September 22, 1862, he released the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which served as a warning to the states in rebellion: if they did not rejoin the Union by January 1, 1863, their slaves would be freed.

The Emancipation Proclamation took effect in the ten rebellious states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. In the Proclamation Lincoln declared, “All persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free.”

The Emancipation Proclamation changed the meaning and purpose of the Civil War. The war was no longer just about preserving the Union— it was also about freeing the slaves. Foreign powers such as Britain and France lost their enthusiasm for supporting the Confederacy. The Emancipation Proclamation stated that, “Such persons of suitable condition, will be received into the armed service of the United States”
African-Americans could now join the army, and eagerly did so.
Thanks for sharing this, Gabriella. I have been thinking along these lines on this 155th celebration of Juneteenth. I've just finished a blog post, titled, "Happy Juneteenth!"

I can't fix the wrong of the past, but I can pray, today, and offer my hand in friendship to individuals, one heart at a time.

!Qué Dios te bendiga!


Observing Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth. A growing number of companies have begun recognizing it as a holiday in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. The Wall Street Journal reports The Times has put together a collection of historical photos, poetry, and articles about the holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in the Confederate States in the U.S, and celebrates the fulfillment of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The celebration started in Galveston Texas and has been a Texas celebration since 1865. Mr. HOOves, who was born in Texas, was surprised I had not heard of it. It is a part of time honored Texas traditions. It is always a peaceful, joyous event, according to the Texans I know. Safe as a big event can be.