American photo from the 1800's shows
a dusty street with an old man sitting
in a chair, beneath an announcement that human beings
are availble for sale at auction.
You know, Lord, this traffic in human lives took
place in America from our founding in 1789, until
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. For
72 years, slaves were sold like cattle ... in "the
of the Free."
your Jesuits at Georgetown had slaves.
a man serve God faithfully and posses slaves?”
Brother Joseph Mobberly, S.J., asked in his diary
in 1818. “Yes,” he answered.
“Is it then lawful to keep men in servitude?
please forgive all who took part in this sad transactions,
and bless all the African Americans who were subjected
to the inhumanity and indignity of those times.
mercy on all those who suffered subsequently through
legal segregation and cruel racial discrimination.
And bless those who stood up bravely and brought
down these structures of undemocratic inequality.
You for a new day in which America can take pride
in its African American President.
this I pray in your Holy Name,
God of Justice, God of Justice,
God of all Humanity.
Photo Auction & Negroe Sales