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Organizers celebrate Thirteenth Amendment anniversary with Black heritage conference

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 18:11:10-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — To celebrate the 155th anniversary of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, aSTEAM Village KC will host a Zoom conference on Sunday.

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery.

The conference, called Black Heritage Awareness, is from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Those interested can get tickets through aSTEAM VILLAGE, a local nonprofit which encourages students and families to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

The organization is also part of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Participants have the option to listen in for $10, to listen and receive a Black Heritage Calendar by Dr. Carl B. Mack for $30, or just purchase a Black Heritage Calendar for $25.

Dr. Carl B. Mack, researcher, author and publisher of the Black Heritage Calendar, said the Zoom is for people of all races and ages who want to understand the truth about Black history and how African Americans have and continue to make a difference around the world.

For example, Mack's calendar explains on one date that slaves were forced to fight with the Confederate Army against Union soldiers who were fighting to free the slaves.

He also explains the story behind Watch Night Service and goes into great detail about why the Black Lives Matter movement is trying to have confederate statues removed.