Monday, September 29, 2014

#273 / Much More Beautiful

Robert Carter III (pictured) was the only one of the founding fathers to free his slaves. That is according to Eduardo Galeano: "For having committed this unforgivable sin he was condemned to historical oblivion."

The interviewer who evoked this observation from Galeano asked him who is responsible for this kind of forgetfulness? 

"It's not a person," Galeano said. "It's a system of power that is always deciding in the name of humanity who deserves to be remembered and who deserves to be forgotten … We are much more than we are told. We are much more beautiful."

Let's not forget it!

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