On This Day of Mourning

Reflections on American Thanksgiving

Hope Rising
ILLUMINATION
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2 min readNov 24, 2023

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“What to a slave is the Fourth of July?” inquired Frederick Douglass, and I echo his sentiments. What to America’s Indigenous communities is Thanksgiving?

A day of feasting to commemorate a genocide. The fabrication of history to wipe the stain of slaughter from our collective minds. A day to remember when the White man came to…

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Hope Rising
ILLUMINATION

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