We found out just how far reaching our writings and the purpose behind our research and writings has been when we were contacted by a speaker for the Windrush Foundation from Britain, Mr. Vasco Stevenson. He had been reading our web pages with great interest in view of the fact that he had to prepare a presentation for his organization to present in London’s City Hall. When he came across our contributing poet, Louis Emanuel, he had to ask us for permission to use them in his presentation.
We had to publish this letter from Mr. Stenvenson feeding us back his thoughts and reactions and how the presentation went. Once again, we are impressed with the power of the World Wide Web to reach out. We also want to re-emphasize our vehement call for justice regarding the kinds of baneful and demoralizing practices inflicted on our ancestors such as “The Back Punch,” and the fact that thousands of the Silvermen and women were never paid their retirement and legitimate worker’s benefits by the American Canal Commission. Continue reading