“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
- Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
Our nation is standing on a precipice evaluating the greatest issue of our time. Despite slavery being abolished in 1865, hundreds of thousands of Americans are still enslaved today.
Slavery in its simplicity is an economic transaction based on supply and demand, but one that rips at the moral fabric of our society. Slavery is a reflection of the endless struggle between right and wrong. It forces us to evaluate definitions of equality, of systemic racism, of human worth.
Slavery was a taboo subject when Lincoln chose to no longer be silent. Slavery is a taboo subject today, but you are no longer silent. You understand that freedom requires action.
Thank you for being a defender of the vulnerable and a protector of freedom.
Happy Fourth of July.
With deepest gratitude,
Your Fellow Abolitionists