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Brenda Starr is a retired R.N. and retired U.S.A.F. veteran . She is an American Descendant of Slaves. Raised a Jehovah's Witness, she never attended church, never celebrated holidays, did not pledge allegiance to the flag, or vote. She is a product of public housing, redlining, segregation, discrimination, and sub-standard education. She admits to social amnesia regarding American Descendant of Slave (ADOS) issues until the murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin, She realized that if she had social amnesia, then many others in her community have it too, Pressed but Not Crushed addresses many of the social and political issues confronting ADOS. She has jumped into the fray with other racial equality activists to help promote equal justice, housing, education, social resources and opportunity for American Descendants of Slaves. She also wants those who suffer from social amnesia to become aware and educated regarding political and social issues as they affect American Descendants of Slaves.
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Pressed but Not Crushed
by Brenda Starr

Overview


Pressed but not Crushed is an anthology of political poems that address current and historical issues in American Descendants of Slaves Population (ADOS). The book describes; Slavery and its residuals, Jim Crow, segregation, social depredation, and other relevant issues to ADOS including the current political climate that does not address "native Black" issues.
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Pressed but not Crushed is an anthology of political poems that address current and historical issues in the American Descendants of Slave(ADOS) population. Issues such as ADOS abduction, white supremacists practices, lynching and murdering of "native blacks" in America are addressed in this book. There is a Say Their Names sections which honors and memorializes some of the victims of murder by law enforcement and white supremacists. It would take a book just to memorialize all of the victims of murder and injustice in the Say Their Name section. Current political issues such as ADOS reparations, Executive Orders that do not address ADOS, legislation that does not address ADOS issues and promises broken since we were promised 40 acres and a mule.
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Overview


Pressed but not Crushed is an anthology of political poems that address current and historical issues in American Descendants of Slaves Population (ADOS). The book describes; Slavery and its residuals, Jim Crow, segregation, social depredation, and other relevant issues to ADOS including the current political climate that does not address "native Black" issues.

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Description


Pressed but not Crushed is an anthology of political poems that address current and historical issues in the American Descendants of Slave(ADOS) population. Issues such as ADOS abduction, white supremacists practices, lynching and murdering of "native blacks" in America are addressed in this book. There is a Say Their Names sections which honors and memorializes some of the victims of murder by law enforcement and white supremacists. It would take a book just to memorialize all of the victims of murder and injustice in the Say Their Name section. Current political issues such as ADOS reparations, Executive Orders that do not address ADOS, legislation that does not address ADOS issues and promises broken since we were promised 40 acres and a mule.

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Book details

Genre:POLITICAL SCIENCE

Subgenre:Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights

Language:English

Pages:88

eBook ISBN:9781098386351

Paperback ISBN:9781098386344


Overview


Pressed but not Crushed is an anthology of political poems that address current and historical issues in American Descendants of Slaves Population (ADOS). The book describes; Slavery and its residuals, Jim Crow, segregation, social depredation, and other relevant issues to ADOS including the current political climate that does not address "native Black" issues.

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Description


Pressed but not Crushed is an anthology of political poems that address current and historical issues in the American Descendants of Slave(ADOS) population. Issues such as ADOS abduction, white supremacists practices, lynching and murdering of "native blacks" in America are addressed in this book. There is a Say Their Names sections which honors and memorializes some of the victims of murder by law enforcement and white supremacists. It would take a book just to memorialize all of the victims of murder and injustice in the Say Their Name section. Current political issues such as ADOS reparations, Executive Orders that do not address ADOS, legislation that does not address ADOS issues and promises broken since we were promised 40 acres and a mule.

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About the author


Brenda Starr is a retired R.N. and retired U.S.A.F. veteran . She is an American Descendant of Slaves. Raised a Jehovah's Witness, she never attended church, never celebrated holidays, did not pledge allegiance to the flag, or vote. She is a product of public housing, redlining, segregation, discrimination, and sub-standard education. She admits to social amnesia regarding American Descendant of Slave (ADOS) issues until the murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin, She realized that if she had social amnesia, then many others in her community have it too, Pressed but Not Crushed addresses many of the social and political issues confronting ADOS. She has jumped into the fray with other racial equality activists to help promote equal justice, housing, education, social resources and opportunity for American Descendants of Slaves. She also wants those who suffer from social amnesia to become aware and educated regarding political and social issues as they affect American Descendants of Slaves.

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