Black History Spotlight:Denmark Vesey
By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare
Denmark Vesey is believed to of been born in 1767 in St.Thomas,West Indies. He was the slave of captain Vesey,who was a slave trader and planter from Charleston, South Carolina. He spent at least two decades sailing with his slave master.
In 1800 Vesey was able to purchase his freedom from his master, after he allegedly won a local lottery. Vesey would go into the trade of carpentry, and would become relatively successful.
In 1818 Vesey would become a powerful speaker and preacher, he would travel to slave plantations in his local area. Vesey would preach to his fellow black people, (who were suffering horribly in forced bondage), that they would fight for and gain their liberation like the ancient Israelites of the Holy Bible. Vesey, Allegedly held meetings at his home, where he would also collect firearms and other weapons that he intended to use to arm 9000 black people in South Carolina. Unfortunately, Vesey would be betrayed like Jesus Christ, by some of his own people that he intended to free, when some black slaves fearful of white retribution, informed the white authorities. Vesey, would defend himself well in court, but would ultimately be sentenced by a white supremacist jury to be hanged to death. 35 other blacks would be sentenced to hang too, and 35 others would be sold to brutal (even by American standards) West Indian plantations. If not for the betrayal of a few black Judas’s, his rebellion would of been the largest slave revolt in U.S. history. The white fear that was caused because of the failed revolt caused harsher and more punitive laws to be passed to control and dominate black people. In Hampton Park in Charleston, South Carolina, there is a statue dedicated to the memory and legacy of the black freedom fighter.
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This is the possible cover for my new book, that I have been working on.
Due to family health issues and a renovation that is still taking place, the release date has been pushed back to first quarter next year.
But, it will worth the late, much longer and not only poetry, but also several political essays will be included.
Currently working on my 3rd book of poetry and fourth book overall.
Will be off social media and blogging for a while.
But I will return in September with an Amazing book of poetry, essays and pictures addressing our current political and social climate.
See you later, my friends……
Hello friends and family, I have a book coming out the beginning of July.
The book is titled the Revolution Will be Downloaded! A manifesto : How to Fight a Peaceful Revolution with Tools From the Tech Revolution
It’s a guide on how to use social media to fund progressive candidates, grassroots causes and form our own businesses in these tough economic times using social media tools.
BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN WARRIORS FIGHT FOR THEIR LAND, CULTURE AND BEYOND
THANK GOD THE EUROPEANS ARE VERY SNEAKY, CLEAVER AND TWO-FACED, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT VERY STRONG
WHAT THE PALE FACED INVADERS LACKED IN PHYSICAL PROWESS , THEY MADE UP WITH EVIL INTENT AND PLANS OF DOING WRONG
EVEN TO THIS DAY IT IS THE SAME OLD HEART WRENCHING BLOODY SONG
SO THE AFRICAN PEOPLE BETTER WAKE UP BEFORE ALL OF THEIR NATURAL WEALTH IS LIKE THE DODO BIRD AND IS FOREVER GONE!
-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA: DIVIDED WE STAND?!
VOLUME #2 POETRY OF WE THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE!
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DO I GO FOR THE GIRL OF MY DREAMS
OR DO I GO FOR MY LIFE GOALS
WELL, MY GOALS CAN’T DECEIVE ME AND THEN LEAVE ME!
-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA :DIVIDED WE STAND? !
VOLUME #2 : POETRY OF WE THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE!
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE AND SCRIBD :