Greetings to you from HBCU kidz, Inc. and the Gosier Family!
This year we are focusing our time and talent in this new era in raising outstanding FUTURE DREAMERS, LEADERS and ACHIEVERS while at the same time embracing positive family culture.
All of the various photo images of the Obama Family just make us so proud to be who we are...DOing what we DO... during the time that we are living in this 21st century.
Our family is capturing our feelings and hope for tomorrow in scrapbooks and photo journals for our future generation to embrace. We are inspired to plan for a brighter future and we invite all like minded families to connect with us here on this blog!
Did U know...any baby born this year...who survives to see their 87th birthday...is likely to witness the 22nd century? Do the math! We were blessed to welcome a new addition to our family on October 24, 2012 and we are committed to equipping her the best we can!
Can our families work together to implement a fantastic year as we prepare 200,000 FUTURE DREAMERS, LEADERS and ACHIEVERS to succeed?
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The year was 1861. The American Civil War had shortly begun and the Union Army held control of Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. In May of that year, Union Major General Benjamin Butler decreed that any escaping slaves reaching Union lines would be considered "contraband of war" and would not be returned to bondage. This resulted in waves of enslaved people rushing to the fort in search of freedom. A camp to house the newly freed slaves was built several miles outside the protective walls of Fort Monroe. It was named "The Grand Contraband Camp" and functioned as the United States' first self-contained African American community.
In order to provide the masses of refugees some kind of education, Mary Peake, a free Negro, was asked to teach, even though an 1831 Virginia law forbid the education of slaves, free blacks and mulattos.
She held her first class, which consisted of about twenty students, on September 17, 1861 under a simple oak tree. This tree would later be known as the Emancipation Oak and would become the site of the first Southern reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Today, the Emancipation Oak still stands on the Hampton University campus as a lasting symbol of the promise of education for all, even in the face of adversity."
SOURCE: Hampton University Website