PRESIDENT OBAMA, CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS “FORT NEGRO” AND FIXICO
Hooray and Hallelujah
Thanks to Mr. Stevie Wonder Owner and operator of Radio Station KJLH 102.3 that serves Southern California, this morning May 27th, 2016 I was able to call into L.A.’s # 1 Black morning talk “Frontpage”. Today’s theme was Radio Free Friday, meaning that I had 50 seconds as a caller to address any topic of my choice. The show is hosted by the Emmy Award winning Radio Personality Ms. Dominique Di Prima. Below is a transcript of my call.
“Good Morning Dominic, Frontpage Family and Mr. Stevie Wonder. Concerning President Obama’s signing of H.R. 4238 into Public Law, it discontinues the use of the word “NEGRO” in favor of using “AFRICAN-AMERICAN”. I don’t have a problem with this in general but it does complicate the fact that I have a request into the White House via my Congressperson the Honorable Maxine Waters that President Obama would mention the words “Fort Negro”. It was the location of the Battle and Massacre of 270 Black American Maroons taking shelter in Spanish Florida.
200 of the victims were Black Women and Children. Historians concur that the orders in 1816 from President James Madison to the U.S. Military were: “DESTROY THE NEGRO FORT AND RETURN THE STOLEN PROPERTY TO THEIR RIGHTFUL OWNERS”.
As a Seminole Maroon Activist, I respectfully request public disclosure of this tragic event. If we can teach High School Students about the “Alamo” and “Custer’s Last Stand” we should include “FORT NEGRO”.
The photo above consists of myself (Lt.) and Dominic Di Prima (Rt.) holding a copy of “Black Indians” A Hidden Heritage, by William L. Katz.
Phil “Pompey Bruner” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant