The Black Mothers of America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Black Mothers of America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

  • No more, America, in mournful strain
  • Of wrongs, and grievances and unredress’d
  • No longer shall thou dread the iron chain
  • Which wanton Tyranny with lawless hand
  • Had made, and with it meant t’enslave the
  • land.
  •        – Phillis Wheatley 1772

We hear a great deal about the founding fathers of America. But how about the Black mothers of America and the role they played in shaping the destiny of the nation? Phillis Wheatley’s verses lamented the institution of slavery in America. Wheatley was an accomplished poet who wrote her memoirs and published a number of poems on a variety of subjects.    

Her history is most interesting. Wheatley was born in Senegal and was captured and taken to the shores of America when she was seven years old. She was purchased by John Wheatley as a gift to his wife and they gave her the ‘Wheatley’ title.

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  • Mark  On 03/17/2018 at 10:08 pm

    “Elizabeth Freeman is one of the unsung heroes of America. She was born into slavery in 1742 and served the Ashley family in Massachusetts. Eliza-beth was married on the plantation and took pride in raising her daughter,
    Betsy. In 1780 an inci-dent occurred that would change her life and that
    of Massachusetts. Mrs. Ashley became incensed and attempted to hit Bet-sy with a heated shovel. Elizabeth raised her arm to shield Betsy and was
    cut in the process. But this was not the end of the matter.
    Elizabeth heard at a public gathering the words of the Massachu-setts constitution that stated, ‘ all men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights…’ ”

    This is the reason why White people in North America want us to forget about slavery. The white man and the white women are EQUALLY culpable in the exploitation of Blacks, Hispanics and Aboriginal/Native Indians.

    But now, the xxxxxxxx Government of Guyana wants a Black Man like me to invest my hard-earned monies to develop real estate for the white man? Why is there no support for investing in infrastructure or healthcare for local Guyanese? Why should I use my monies for the white man or white woman to live in affluence in Guyana while negatively affecting local Guyanese with their racism?

  • Keith  On 01/10/2020 at 2:20 am

    Looking for a Guyanese woman named Penny Marshall, she is my aunt. She has a brother named Leroy Marshall, who is my biological father. Looking for paternal family members. Contact 778-325-4977

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