Revival of the Underground Railroad ?
Is it time , to use ,”Historic Solutions for Contemporary Problems”? If so, then I say that we should : Revive the Underground Railroad ! In Febuary of 2014, I spoke on ,Stevie Wonder’s, Radio Station, KJLH, FM. 102.3 on Dominique Diprima’s show, “Frontpage”. Here is what I said, “We can, use historic solutions for contemporary problems. We should revive the Underground Railroad for our community (African-American). It once was about Black people in trouble, helping other Black people in trouble. However, it definitely became all-inclusive with assistance coming from other races and countries”.
“Today, we need to look at , how well, other groups have used a contemporary version of their own ,Underground Railroad to make progress in America. “Let’s not hate…Let’s imitate”. By using legal self-help methods”. End of my on-air statement.
I am the founder of the Semiroon Historical Society (a one man history club) and as a result of my Activism over the years, my organization, was confirmed as a Private Sector Partner of the National Underground Railroad/Network to Freedom 1998 Act and program. Just think of it, there actually is, a Law that says our society must , “educate, promote and preserve”, all the positive attributes of the NUGRR/NTF. It was passed by the legislature by a vote of , 415 to 2, in 1998. It was mandated because , the original Underground Railroad evolved into America’s first version of a Civil Rights Movement. It is dedicated to everyone that not only used it ,but to those people who HELPED. I proudly ,serve as a PSP, to help, enrich Racial Harmony and to do this by achieving Reconciliation of our past, with our Hope for the future.
By: Phil “Pompey” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant, California Semiroon Mico,(Nation of One) and Private Sector Partner of the National Underground Railroad/Network to Freedom 1998 Act and program.