Mark: Kiss my white ace. There are no blacks that were slaves alive today. Even if there were the slaves were brought here by England, France , and Spain--there was no USA when it started and after the rebels took over the new world they stopped slavery as quickly as society would allow at the time. If any one should give thanks to anyone it is the blacks for not being sent back as President Lincoln wanted to do in the beginning. They would be living in grass and mud huts and many would still be slaves to the war lords in Africa.