The Yes, They Were Black! Series*- General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas

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It’s time to Wake The For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge up! And I’m not talking abut waking up every February for that faux celebration of what’s not Black History but still his-story. Omittence from true Black History is on the rise yet many of you still sit back and acceptt what is dished out to you in the form of lies, misinformation, destruction of literature, artwork and statues to hide the existence and contributions of the Black Race. Look we know about the white presence of take control, take credit for, steal the knowledge, make money off it, kill, disease and make the truth disappear. Now it’s time for that bullshit to stop!

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My “Yes, They Were BLACK!” series should make you stand the fuck up with your chest out and make you more knowledgeable and proud of our Black History background because you came from Royalty and not slavery!!!!!!! And note that those who hide behind the truth may call you that N-word but there are are other N-words you will never be called, Nubian, Noble and Neighbor unless you know the truth. Now it’s time to get your respect back! Let go and read on..absorb then pass the knowledge on…because there is no greater riches……..

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general thomas alexandre dumas front Napoleon Bonaparte was a well-known figure who rose to power during the French Revolution. But Bonaparte was not its only hero. Meet General Alexandre Dumas. In the above picture, General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, fighting off the Austrian army, at the bridge of Clausen in Tyrol, on 17 January 1797.

Dumas was born in what is now Haiti to a white father who was a member of the aristocracy and a black mother who was enslaved. Although Dumas kept his mother’s familial name, his father raised him in France, which guaranteed opportunities to people of mixed race. There, Dumas completed his education and entered the military, where he became a master of strategy and sword. Dumas rose to the rank of general, led more than 50,000 soldiers and earned a reputation for action.

He reportedly captured 13 soldiers single handedly, rode into enemy territory to imprison 16 more and led his men up icy cliffs in the dark to surprise opposing forces.

22_General Thomas Alexandre Dumas kicking assAlthough Dumas continued his military career in the subsequent French campaign to conquer Egypt, he attracted the ire of his chief rival, the up-and-coming Bonaparte. Whether Bonaparte, a diminutive man, was jealous of Dumas’ height, charisma or infantry skills is impossible to say. One thing is for certain, though: The competition (even if only in Napoleon’s own mind) would be Dumas’ undoing.

In the late 1790s, when Dumas found himself washed onto Italian shores because of an alarmingly leaky vessel, Napoleon’s followers tossed Dumas into a dungeon. There he languished for two years as he suspected the prison physician of poisoning him. Although Dumas was eventually released, his military career was over. He died of cancer in 1806 but stories of his exploits, however, inspired “The Count of Monte Cristo,” a novel written by his son Alexandre, who also wrote “The Three Musketeers”.

This is his son, Alexandre Dumas who is also the grandson of a Haitian woman. Despite Dumas’ aristocratic background and personal success, the writer had to deal with discrimination related to his mixed-race ancestry. In 1843 he wrote a short novel, Georges, that addressed some of the issues of race and the effects of colonialism. His response to a man who insulted him about his African ancestry has become famous. Dumas said:

“My father was a mulatto, my grandfather was a Negro, and my great-grandfather a monkey. You see, Sir, my family starts where yours ends…”

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And this was his crib:

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And check this, he was not buried in some slave cemetery in an unmarked grave but here where is he’s still marveled and respected to this day!

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source: CX and Damrosh

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