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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Peace I am Out Jettin' like a Runaway Slave....

I thought a national museum dedicated to slavery, its about time. It is due for our ancestors. However I think it is very needed now for this generation. I will it brings the truth, and no watered-down sh*%! Drink it straight with no chasers.

Yes I will this to be a part of the light in our darkness.


By Ed Wiley III, Staff Writer

Posted June 5, 2006 – For a grandson of slaves, Saturday night’s star-studded shindig in the nation’s capital was just the kind of event needed to raise the necessary $200 million for the long-overdue United States National Slavery Museum.

The tally of ticket sales and pledges isn’t in yet, but if attendance and public exuberance is any indication, former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, now mayor of Richmond, is well on his way to seeing his decade-old brainchild become a reality.

Nearly 1,400 people turned out for the $100- to $300-per-person “We Are One People”gala, which featured such celebrities as Bill and Camille Cosby and singer-dancer Ben Vereen. By paying more, you got to hang out with those celebs in a separate reception after the three-hour event.

The museum, designed by architect Chien Chung Pei to stand on the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, Va., will serve as a vehicle to help the nation heal, says Wilder, the grandson of slaves who was named after abolitionist Frederick Douglass and poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.

“Slavery has been a subject so many people never really wanted to talk about,” said Wilder, who in 1990 was the first African American to be elected a U.S. governor. “This is the only museum dedicated to the education of slavery.”

Wilder has been appealing to donors and corporations to contribute to the museum fund. He also established a Web site,, to help raise the needed money.

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