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New York Congressperson Shirley Chisholm

“if they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” 

Salem United, Inc. Asks
The City Of Salem MA
Why Not US!

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” - Isaiah 54:17, KJV

Building a Stronger Cultural Historical Future for All, Except Our Black Community!

People of Color Does Not Mean the Color Black!



We Are America's Black History And We Will Not Be Hidden.   
Why Are We?  Why Are We Not Wanted


An interpretation table in Salem Willows Park. 


- City of Salem Preservation Partnership offered Salem United a table in 2017.  In 2024 Salem United Inc. is still wafting while others have been completed.

- Black History Landmarks are nonexistent.  Why?


The Salem Historical Trail did put a disclosure on their website:   Today, we recognize the phrase, “Red Line,” has a negative connotation and evokes a dark period in our history when redlining was a discriminatory practice that denied financial services to people based on race, ethnicity, or demographic. As a community that strives for inclusion, maintaining a component of our downtown that makes members of our community uncomfortable is not acceptable.

However, even with Negro Election Day's Bill S. 2703 enacted into Law as a State Holiday we were told, "Negro Election Day does not need to be on the Heritage Trail."  

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Black Heritage Center for Culture, Education and Community Building, Salem MA


- City of Salem believes that Doreen Wade, President of Salem United, Inc. is not equipped to afford a black museum in the City of Salem.  Over and over, she was told that she would not be able to financial maintain it.  Using it is expensive as an excuse.  I guess that is why when she applied for CPC funding, they denied her falsely and told her to go to the point area were her services will be better served.


Always remember those who hold the money and refuse to give it to you then send you to the minority area, well, do we know what REDLINING means.  

Where is black culture in Salem MA?  

Where is black culture downtown Salem MA?

Where are the landmarks to the black history information?


When Salem United asks for them, we are told "WE DON'T KNOW THE PROCESS" 


Street naming and Dedication

Black King Pompey


- City of Salem MA Parks and Recreations says they do not know how to name a street, although they said they have named others.

- We were asked "Why we have to used Black in the name

- We were told there are no policies for naming a street.  But then they said there are 2 policies for street naming.  

We ask, why can't black history be preserved in the City of Salem.  

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Salem United Inc. has spent many years trying to be a part of a city which speaks on being diverse and inclusive.  When will be get our fair shake.  When will this Black-led Organization be included?  

"God Gives The Toughest People The Strongest Battles"

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