“Where peripherals collide, convergence is imminent.” Evangelist Alveda C. King
In the ongoing Movement to promote racial healing in America, there are unified nationwide efforts growing among spiritual, community and civil rights activists; most recently with some activities converging around the Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is the upcoming April 3, 2017 kickoff of a Year-Long Campaign beginning on the Eve of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Anniversary with a goal of creating “National Awareness of a Government Apology for Slavery and Institutional Discrimination” to culminate by the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s death next year.
Also, on March 19, 2017, yours truly joined a “Celebration of Unity” live streaming racial reconciliation rally hosted by The Free Church in Atlanta, GA. The response was positively overwhelming to say the least. It would appear that we are on the road to true Acts 17:26 racial reconciliation.
“In 2008, Congress made history by officially apologizing for chattel slavery in the United States and the subsequent Jim Crowism that plagued black people after emancipation. Everyone knew about the poor treatment, but few know about the rare act of contrition by our government and its intention to heal our nation,” said community activist Ted Hayes, a key organizer of the Day of Love and Reconciliation for Healing. “In my own experience, people knowing that this apology happened goes a long way in changing the minds of people holding negative opinions about America because of its treatment of the black community.”
The initial “Day of Love and Reconciliation for Healing” will be promoted by talk radio hosts of all political leanings drawing attention to H.R. 194 (110th); a resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 29, 2008 that “apologize[d] to African Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow” and “express[ed] its commitment to rectify the lingering consequences of the misdeeds committed against African Americans under slavery and Jim Crow and to stop the occurrence of human rights violations in the future.” A similar resolution was passed by the U.S. Senate almost a year later.
This congressional apology for slavery and Jim Crowism constitutes one of only a handful of times the U.S. government formally apologized for past actions.
A goal of the 3/3 project is that talk radio hosts and their audiences will read on the air and discuss the content and the meaning of the congressional apology for slavery.
Talk radio hosts interested in participating in the April 3 Day of Love and Reconciliation For Healing, or participating at a later date, are encouraged to contact Ted Hayes via firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish together as fools.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On an endnote, speaking as Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn with Priests for Life, my co-host Emmanuel Boose of Changing Your Community Radio Show and I will be participating in the reconciliation effort.
We also affirm that one can only long for the day Congress will acknowledge the “One Blood, One Human Race” of Acts 17:26 and apologize for the atrocities suffered society from the ongoing scourge of abortion and its by products. Our shared hope is that someday there will be more legislation, museums and memorials dedicated to the weakest unseen victims of legal oppression: the 60 million victims of legal abortion, and their mothers and families. No more auction blocks, no more instruments used to dismember and decapitate innocent unborn children; no more shackles, no more bags marked “medical waste” where babies are thrown after being terminated.
Let’s pray for a brighter day for all life, for liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all. Pray for America.