Forgotten Rebellion: Black Seminoles and the Largest Slave Revolt in U.S. History

#knowyourhistory

I have been a student in America for almost 18 years. I’ve taken a plethora of history courses and 90% of them were on the exact same shit. According the history I was taught in school, these few things are certain

  1. Black people were slaves in America
  2. Then they weren’t
  3. Harlem Renaissance
  4. Rosa Parks
  5. Martin Luther King

The sad part is that I’m well-versed in a history that isn’t my own because I had to be. But not everybody has to learn about my history so we are trained to think its less important. Much of my knowledge comes from my will to learn about it, but I can’t say that everyone feels the same.

There are so many reasons why this video is so perfect. Besides the fact that its a great story that would probably make a sick feature film,  the historian answers a question that most historians don’t answer: Why isn’t this a well-known event? The historian had her answer but I have mine…

…First, we see how America got chumped by its next-door enemy, Mexico. America usually has to be the good guy, right?

….Second, the slave revolter got away scotch free, and was recognized as a HERO!

That’s my two cents. Remember, like my man Paul Mooney says #knowyourhistory!

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