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Unity 4 Our Community

 

"Respect Black American Peoplehood"

We are distinct people with a distinct culture, lived experience, and even DNA. Black Americans have a legacy and trajectory that is unlike that of other groups. We should be treated with the same respect and dignity as other distinct people in America and not as a catch-all group. Our ethnogenesis occured in the United States of America, thereby creating our Peoplehood.

We Are One

Community Outreach

TIMELINE 
The Power of Names and Naming Our People
We Have Always Been One People

 

FROM SLAVES TO:

FREEDMEN

COLORED

NEGRO

BLACK

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

BLACK AMERICAN

Legal Identifers given to Black Americans by 

Our Goverment

  • Freed Blacks Foundational - 1865

  • Slave - (1619 - 1865)

  • Freedman - post-Civil War 1865 

  • Colored –  (1880-1930’s)

  • Negro – (1901 – 1945 or 1952)

  • Black - Black leaders advocated in early 1960’s the term Black

  • 1970s Black was the staple term used by everyone

  • 1991 ushered in African American

  • In 2019 to present: Black vs African American is trending

Did you know the OMB allows you to choose how you want to identify, whether it's legally recognized or not?

A Legislative Crosswalk

LOOKS AT POLICY WINS FOLLOWED BY EXTERNAL PRESSURE FOR RENAMING

It connects the dots of our linea
ge through name changes, legislation, and our equity

Educate, 

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Go Ahead, Identify Yourself! Are you a…​
  • Freed Black?
  • American Freedmen?
  • Gullah Geechee?
  • American Negro?
  • Black American?
  • African American
  • American Descendant of Slavery?
  • Foundational Black American?
  • other descriptor?

More About Unity for Community

SOLUTION
Contact the OMB and tell them
"I support the Definitions and Reporting Cate
gory Changes"
(Public Comment Closed April 12, 2023)
 

Proposed OMB Fig 2.  and Reporting Categories

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Capitol Accountibility Project upholds many core values, one of them being the fight for reparative justice for American Freedmen. We need to live in a society where people do not merely support progressive change, but fight for it. Click here to learn more about how Capitol Accountability Project can provide training to candidates that support our initiatives.

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