During Reconstruction (1865-1877) the one consistent theme in Black politicians was exemplary leadership and statesmen-like qualities based on the Bible. Historians unfortunately have often distorted those facts. Most Americans are ignorant of the full story about why Blacks are in their current condition today. How did slavery begin in a Christian country? Why did Blacks have to suffer even after they were freed by the Civil War and Amendments to the Constitution? How did they keep their Christian faith alive? A Biblical perspective on Black history will help tell the story.
This edition of Basic Black Journal includes a wealth of information and insight rarely found in one place. It also includes links to online sources for further research. Explore topics like these that will inspire you and also give you a focus to pray that Black America will become great again.
Confederate History Month—Why it persists to be recognized and who really started the Civil War
How the Ku Klux Klan began
Frederick Douglass and other great Black statesmen of the past
Presidents of the United States and how they related to Blacks
How the film Birth of a Nation reawakened racism and attacks against Blacks
Hiram Revels, first Black Senator, and other exemplary Black statesmen during Reconstruction
The Tulsa Race Riot that destroyed a thriving “Black Wall Street” in the Greenwood District
Psalm 85:6 says, “Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?”
Today’s circumstances must cause an awakening in both family life and politics. Either Black Americans will call on Jesus to save them or they will give up and let the devil destroy them. They have a choice, and I believe Black Americans will get it right. Instead of being a mission field, they will become missionaries to the world.