Henry Louis Gates and Dred Scott

Jr. | 4/12/2011, 4:38 p.m.

That night, the sheriff led a lynch mob to her house. When the smoke had cleared, she had not only been lynched but her stomach had been slit and her unborn baby had fallen into a fire beneath her body and stomped to death. Her crime was opening her mouth. For a Black person, this may be a capital offense.

Law enforcement agencies framed this fish story in Cambridge to instruct Blacks in this country that any exercise of First Amendment rights can be seriously prosecuted. This is why Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. and Malcolm X were so important to our achieving any political or social rights. They sacrificed their lives for freely speaking their minds.

President Obama intends to not only abandon any effort to protect the civil rights of Blacks but he is bent on turning the civil rights clock back to Dred Scott. This is the mind game that white people are playing on him and he is falling for it. He is their target but we will be their victims.

Aug. 5--UAM Weekly Forum at Elks Plaza, 1068 Harriet Tubman (Fulton Street) near Classon Avenue in Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m. Take the "C" train to Franklin Avenue, two blocks to Elks Plaza. Admission is free. After August 5,UAM's weekly forums will be suspended until September 2, 2009.

Sept.19--The historic, inaugural meeting of the Freedom Party in Buffalo, which was also the site of the formation of the Free Soil Party in 1848.

Oct. 10-11--Overnight bus trip and hotel lodgings to the Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore and "Nile Valley on the Potomac" field trip in Washington, D.C.

See: www.reinstatealtonmaddox.net.