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shannon in KS 09-25-2006 12:41 PM

Interesting article about Cosby and slavery museum
Interesting story, along with link to donate!


Swann 09-25-2006 06:34 PM

I might be interested if the museum would include ALL people who were slaves in the US. How about the Indians, Irish, Chinese, Mexican, etc., indentured servants, etc? Irish you might not know about but many women and children were sold by the British and transported to various places around the world. I am sure there were other people that were in a similar situation. Almost every week some poor person is rescued from slavery in an American home or business.... those are the one that are known so how many are not?

Alix 09-25-2006 08:23 PM

Its so hard to think about slavery at all. No one is saying that those other cultures didn't have slavery, it is all too prevalent everywhere in the world. Can we please focus on the positives of this situation instead of what might be missed? Its very easy to note what isn't being done, but lets instead celebrate that someone is doing SOMETHING.

VeraBlue 09-25-2006 08:27 PM

A worthy cause, no doubt. I find it hard to rationalize building anything to recall the past when there are still so many displaced people today, still trying to get home to the gulf coast.
Imagine if everyone contributed $8 to the people who are alive...

Like I said, a worthy cause, to be sure. There are so many more pressing causes right now, I think.

Alix 09-25-2006 08:34 PM

Everyone has different priorities Vera, and none of us should expect anyone else's priorities to be our own.There are those folks out there who will feel this is a very good use for their $8. I hope you put yours where YOUR heart lies.

VeraBlue 09-25-2006 08:46 PM

I couldn't agree more, Alix. Any contribution to any worthy cause cannot be wrong or misquided.:smile:

amber 09-25-2006 08:46 PM

I love Bill Cosby simply because he is a passionate man, well educated, and he puts his education and therefore his fortune to good use. I for one love the idea of a slavery museum. In essence, it wouldnt matter what type of slavery the museum depicts, slavery is slavery, whether it be black, white, hispanic, nor would religion play a part. Slavery see's no color, no creed, no religion. Slavery is a bad part of everyone's life. I think Bill's cause is to show it out there in the raw to draw attention, to provoke thought, to cause emotion, to dimish the thought of racism ultimaltely.

Alix 09-25-2006 08:53 PM


Originally Posted by VeraBlue
I couldn't agree more, Alix. Any contribution to any worthy cause cannot be wrong or misquided.:smile:

Exactly my thoughts Vera. I knew you were a smart lady!:lol:

Amber, beautifully said.

kadesma 09-25-2006 10:23 PM

Each has his "cause" be it mine or yours, it's a "cause" Of course in our eyes ours is very important, but then so is yours..So contribute where your heart tells you, hold your head high and be proud of what you've done and your neighbor can do the same, hands together, all "causes" become one.
Love your fellow man.

bethzaring 09-26-2006 06:31 AM

These memorials are crucial to our understanding of where we come from. Cincinnati Ohio has a relatively new memorial built to the history of the Underground Railroad, named the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Even if I get Alzheimers' Disease, I do not think I will forget visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. Very powerful.

We must never forget.

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