The United States of America was founded in 1776 and discovered by Christopher Columbus.
He came to the land to make new friends.
But, the Indians turned against them.
Oh no! I can't believe they did that.
Native American woman:
None of this is true!
My Native American ancestors didn't know what to do.
The European came into their land.
Tried to walk up in there, like he was the man.
Thanksgiving is what you celebrate?
I don't know why...
Because the Europeans tried to destroy the Native American race.
This wasn't about "let's join together,
let's eat together,
let's have peace together."
This was about SHOOT SHOOT. BANG BANG.
Kill all the "Indians"
and let their blood rain.
Now, the African Americans came to help our fore fathers build our nation.
They didn't do all of the work, but after it was done,
they felt liberation!
I can't believe she just said that.
Our ancestors didn't come over here to help!
They were forced to!
Beaten daily with something like a belt.
Songs, hymns, and quilts.
That's how my ancestors dealt with the pain.
The back strain.
And, from going mentally insane.
They endured rapings, lynchings, and killings.
You think we liked this type of stuff?!
You think we were liberated after this?!
Nah, we weren't liberated.
We were in shackles, under enslavement.
We're still under enslavement now.
Most of our black men are either dead or in jail.
Yeah, mental enslavement is real.
They legalized abortion, because there's "too many black kids in the world"
Whether it's a strong black boy,
or a sweet back girl.
They tried to make it seem like all black women are weak.
But, we're not all like this.
I know some strong black women!
Some independent black women!
Some smart, well-educated black women!
We have self-worth and courage,
even when we're hurt.
Our ancestors built this nation.
Their struggles and hard work established this generation.
I feel good inside, when I hold onto their spirits,
as if they were alive.