President's Day 2022

President's Day & Black History month fact: George Washington made the counter-cultural decision in his last years to free his slaves, lamenting slavery as a subject of regret.


Many believe a poem sent to him by Miss Phillis Wheatley, the first published African American, caused him to challenge his views. Washington had her poem sent to the newspapers, insisting upon the value of sharing "this new instance of your genius." https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/538851-when-black-history-month-and-presidents-day-meet #blackhistorymonth #presidentsday #blacklivesmatter


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