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Congressman John Lewis Betrays Black Cherokee Freedmen

Congressman John Lewis Betrays Black Cherokee Freedmen

Submitted by Dr. Ron Daniels on Tue, 09/22/2009




by Dr. Ron Daniels

Deep ties of blood and history bind African Americans and Native Americans. But a great injustice was done to the Black Freedmen of the Cherokee Nation, who were stripped of the right to vote. Black Congressman John Lewis rubbed salt in the Freedmen's wounds by honoring tribal Chief Chad Smith, the man who engineered the disenfranchisement, an act… Continue

Added by Janice on September 29, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

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