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Re: Creeks
In Response To: Re: Creeks ()

Eli said:

Jason, just a few things that stood out...which has been stated before many, many times and I agree with you.

Can you tell us more about the ulterior motives and personal gains?

My Response:

It is counter productive for me to go into detail on the ulterior motives that exist. My goal is unity with in the Freedmen movement.

Eli wrote:

By the way, you made a statement about the Cherokee Freedmen getting all the attention and the other Freedmen issues are not being address by congress. I'm curios, have you received some information that congress has refused or they just don't want to deal with the other tribes...

My response:

No, I am not privy to any special information, but I think most people would agree that the plight of the Freedmen descendants from the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek Nations doesn't get the same attention or support as the Cherokee Freedmen struggle. It also seems that everyone forgot about the Seminole Freedmen once they were re-admitted as citizens of the Seminole Nation approximately 8 years ago. However, if you want to see a modern day example of Jim Crow; do a case study of the current predicament of the Seminole Freedmen. In essence, all present day Freedmen struggles must be brought to forefront!

Eli wrote:

I think Allen Mitchell and Grant Perryman have been working with a coalition of Freedmen descendants in Southern California...you may want to check with them to what they are doing...

My response:

I've never had a personal conversation with Allen or Grant, but I look forward to doing so. However, just the fact that we have to "think" whether or not there is a California Freedmen coalition or organization means that we need better communication and organization.

Eli wrote:

But Jason, in all honesty bro...sacrifices, that is what is missing. No sacrifices from those who could help the most.

My response:

I couldn't agree with you more. The people that need to be willing to sacrifice the most are the Freedmen. It is my belief that once Freedmen descendants become educated about who they are and whats at stake, they will be glad to sacrafice their time, energy, and money in order to perserve their legacy and place in society.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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