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My Angel, June, 13th, 1990
Hello my precious daughter, I have been carrying you for 8 months now and it has been the happiest time of my life. You have brought so much light to my dark, cold, and gloomy life already and we have not even met yet. Unfortunately, this may never happen so I cherish every moment I have with you until god calls me home. I am very sick my darling and the doctors fear that I will not make it through the rest of the pregnancy. You however, will be just fine and your aunt will raise you in my place. On June 18th, 1990 I plan to give birth to a beautiful, healthy, African American baby girl. The world you are coming in to has improved a lot over the years but still has some parts where racism is still at large. This life is not going to be easy my sweet child so I want to prepare you for the fight. Your ancestors fought for our rights in the world and I do not want you to ever be afraid of standing up for these rights. Ok, I think I am getting ahead of myself, let me rewind and start from the beginning so you understand more clearly.
You see baby, Life as an African Americans did not start here in the United States, but on the continent of Africa. We got over to the United States as a result of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Through a combination of imported slaves and births, our family and many other African American families became a large minority of the American Population. The involuntary migration of African Americans all began in the early 1600s when a Dutch ship carrying African Americans slaves docked at Jamestown’s checkpoint, for other ships that wanted to trade with the colonists. The crew of the Dutch ship was starving and traded 20 African American slaves for food and supplies. African Americans became slaves and settled…...

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