Sunday, February 15, 2009


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February 15 Austin Stewart
*The birth of Austin Stewart in 1793 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black slave, businessman, administrator and biographer of his life as a slave in America.
In 1817, he created a successful business in Rochester. 9 years later he delivered an oration at the celebration of the New York emancipation act, and in 1830 he was elected vice-president of the National convention of Negroes in Philadelphia.
As an elder he wrote of his experiences in his autobiography, Twenty-Two Years a Slave which appeared in 1857. As an American reference it is considered one of the best slave narratives published.

Today emails, messags, comments on Facebook, texts, phone calls swirling. Manager of Clubhouse has been released. Who knows *what* the truth is? Rodney said "Can't we all just get along?"

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