Al Green on Slavery Remembrance Day: ‘America Would Not Be the America It Is Without Centuries of Unpaid Workers’
GREEN: "Well, reverent, I am so elated. We had our slavery remembrance day breakfast today. 1000 people in attendance. All of them there to commemorate the lives of those who were lost to this horrific institution known as slavery. And after the event, to receive an indication, and I have a copy of the statement in my hand, from president Joe Biden, marking slavery remembrance day. This is the first time any president has ever done this. We recently passed a resolution in the house. First time that it’s ever been done. The historic significance of this is people will now have the opportunity to combat this big fabrication, insidious fabrication, of slavery being something as simple as involuntary relocation. We have a duty to ourselves and to those many generations that made it possible for us to be here, that made America the country it is. They are the founding mothers and fathers of this country to. And we ought to be proud to say that we are descendants of those who were enslaved, who made America the country it is. Make no mistake about it. America would not be the America it is without centuries of unpaid workers, who built this country. This is our opportunity to combat the insidious prevarication’s that are starting to surface to sanitize slavery. I do think the president for what he has done. I will be eternally grateful to him. This, coupled with what he did with putting the first black woman on the Supreme Court, makes him an outstanding president in the history of this country. He will be compared with all of the great ones in the long run."