According to a news report posted on the WIBW.Com  {a Topeka, Kansas television station} website on October 27, 2007 it now appears that those who are developing the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area are now seeking support from Black Supremacists organizations. From the WIBW website…

A Washburn History professor spoke to a local group Saturday about how he’s working to preserve history and freedom.

Bill wagnon told the Topeka chapter of the NAACP about the Ritchie house at 1116 Southeast Madison.

Built by John and Mary Ritchie in 1855, the couple was a vital part of the free state movement.

Wagnon, along with the help of the Shawnee County Historical Society, has also helped develop the freedom’s frontier national heritage area” defines Black Supremacism as, “a racist ideology which holds that black people are superior to other races and is sometimes manifested in bigotry towards persons not of African ancestry, particularly white and Jewish people.”

A June 16th, 1994 article published in the New York Times , entitled, “Questions for the NAACP” details the downfall of the organization stating…

“Where is the N.A.A.C.P. headed under its president, the Rev. Benjamin Chavis? That is a pressing question, given the fruits of the so-called “National African-American Leadership Summit” staged by Mr. Chavis this week in Baltimore.

Black elected officials, including all but one member of the 39-seat Congressional Black Caucus, avoided the meeting in droves. Also absent were some prominent non-government civil rights figures, including Joseph Lowery of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Many who stayed away did so for fear of being associated with the Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan, well known for his anti-Semitic railings and especially his description of Judaism as “a gutter religion.” Also present was the anti-Semitic black supremacist Leonard Jeffries”

The article also states that…

“The N.A.A.C.P. has been central to the quest for racial equality. Its efforts in such landmark events as Brown v. Board of Education have contributed immeasurably to the common good. Why sully that history by seeming to legitimize prejudice? And why risk political capital for what turned out to be a photo opportunity?

The answers lie with Mr. Chavis himself. Speaking of Mr. Farrakhan’s presence, he said, “Never again will we allow an external force to dictate who we can meet with…Mr. Chavis wants to “broaden” the N.A.A.C.P.’s appeal to inner-city blacks. It would be a tragedy for the country, the N.A.A.C.P. and Mr. Chavis himself if “broadening” came to mean empty rhetoric and public acceptance of bigotry”

Of course information found at the NAACP website paints a far different picture. One of a struggle from slavery to freedom…

“The transition from slavery to freedom represents one of the major themes in the history of the African Diaspora in the Americas”

Is it a coincidence that this is the underlying theme for the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area?


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