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  • The Danger in Republicans' Fight to Own Lincoln's Legacy

    08/27/2018 11:20:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 521 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2018 | By William Sullivan
    Human beings (and Americans are no exception) like their heroes and villains easily identifiable and the explanation of historical events simple. As such, both Republicans and Democrats have built easily digestible historical narratives regarding American political history since the Civil War. Peculiarly, there seems to be a debate about who gets to own the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. On the left, the meandering and incoherent narrative goes like this. Lincoln and his mighty Union army launched a war against the racist, slave-holding Confederacy to rid America of the abominable institution of slavery and make equal citizens of the former slaves....
  • N.C. panel votes to keep Confederate monuments, add context about slavery

    08/22/2018 9:53:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/18 | Avery Anapol
    The North Carolina Historical Commission voted Wednesday to keep three Confederate monuments on the grounds of the state Capitol building amid controversy about the statues’ future in the state. The commission voted 10-1 not to remove the statues, but to add context about slavery and civil rights, according to the Associated Press. The commission also called for a monument to be built honoring African-Americans’ contributions to North Carolina. The state commission’s vote came in response to Gov. Roy Cooper (D), who called for the three monuments to be removed from the Capitol grounds and preserved at a Civil War battlefield....
  • Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments

    08/09/2018 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white culture stands atop a massive stone pillar. The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, apctivists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians. Should the city take...
  • Group plans ‘black-led boycott’ for inaction on renaming Faneuil Hall

    07/26/2018 8:03:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Brooks Sutherland
    A group pushing to change the name of iconic marketplace Faneuil Hall is now calling for a national “black-led boycott” of the tourist site after being “avoided and rebuffed” by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, according to its founder. Kevin Peterson said the New Democracy Coalition has been reaching out to the mayor for more than a year and a half about a name change through letters, press conferences and office visits.
  • Slavery: What They Didn't Teach in My High School

    07/12/2018 7:20:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/12/2018 | Larry Elder
    A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as "the white man's religion that justified slavery." He argued Africans taken out of that continent were owed reparations. "From whom?" I asked. Arab slavers took more Africans out of Africa and transported them to the Middle East and to South America than European slavers took out of Africa and brought to North America. Arab slavers began taking slaves out of Africa beginning in the ninth century -- centuries before the European slave trade -- and continued...
  • The forgotten carnage of the Revolutionary War

    06/18/2018 9:35:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | Bill Federer
    “Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!” commanded Colonel William Prescott, repeating the order of General Israel Putnam, June 17, 1775. Colonel William Prescott’s men were in the center redoubt located on Breed’s Hill, adjacent Bunker Hill, guarding the north entrance to Boston Harbor. Samuel Swett wrote in his “History of Bunker Hill” that as the 2,300 British soldiers advanced: “The American marksmen are with difficulty restrained from firing. Putnam rode through the line, and ordered that no one should fire till they arrived within eight rods. … Powder was scarce and must not be wasted. They...
  • Charleston may apologize for role in U.S. slave trade

    06/15/2018 7:53:03 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 57 replies
    Blue Ridge Now ^ | 6/15/18 | By Emily Bohatch
    One of South Carolina’s oldest cities may be apologizing for its prolific role in the U.S. slave trade, according to city documents. Charleston’s city council will consider a resolution “recognizing, denouncing and apologizing” for the role the South Carolina port city played in the slave trade, according to the council’s agenda. The formal apology will be considered for the first time on Juneteenth, a day aimed at celebrating the abolition of slavery. The resolution — which is scheduled for next Tuesday’s meeting — also says the city will commit to continuing to “pursue initiatives that honor the contributions of those...
  • The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

    05/11/2018 9:18:13 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 169 replies
    History.com ^ | 3 May 2018 | BECKY LITTLE
    Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving captive of the last slave ship to bring Africans to the United States. ... In fact, they are only now being released to the public in a book called Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” that comes out on May 8, 2018... he was only 19 years old when members of the neighboring Dahomian tribe captured him and took him to the coast. There, he and about 120 others were sold into slavery and crammed onto the...
  • May 11 in military history: JEB Stuart mortally wounded, and the Pacific War's Audie Murphy

    05/11/2018 6:38:27 AM PDT · by fugazi · 21 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | May 11, 2018 | Chris Carter
    [...] 1863: During the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart is shot by a dismounted Union cavalry trooper north of Richmond, Va. "The greatest cavalry officer ever foaled in America" is mortally wounded and will die the next day. [...] 1927: A young air mail pilot named Capt. Charles A. Lindbergh touches down at St. Louis' Lambert Field after a 14-hour flight from San Diego to pick up the custom-built Ryan NYP that will hopefully carry the U.S. Air Service Reserve Corps aviator across the Atlantic Ocean. The race to perform the first nonstop Transatlantic flight has...
  • Kanye West shares multiple texts from people (Thomas Sowell!) teaching him Republican history

    05/01/2018 5:53:52 AM PDT · by ethom · 73 replies
    Twitchy ^ | may 1 gmt | Sam J
    Last week, Twitchy covered Kanye West tweeting that he couldn’t be a conservative because he hadn’t done enough research into what it means to be one. Sounds fair? Well today, to prove that he’s doing his homework perhaps, Kanye shared multiple texts on Twitter showing different viewpoints on the history of Republicans. And it’s fascinating. We’re going to guess Democrats would not like Kanye tweeting , but it’s the reality of the Democratic Party.
  • Twitter Erupts After Kanye West Tweets About Republicans Freeing Slaves

    04/30/2018 10:45:46 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 105 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | April 30, 2018
    On Monday morning, Twitter erupted after Kanye West posted a screenshot of a text exchange he had with a friend about Abraham Lincoln. Twitter was set ablaze after Kanye West posted a screenshot of a text exchange he had with a friend named ‘Steve.’ “Abe Lincoln freed and protected the slaves and he was Republican,” Steve said to Kanye in a text message. “Republicans were the ones who helped black people; Democrats protected the rights of the slave owners of the south,” Steve continued. Kanye West replied, “I’m gonna tweet this” Steve responded with, “Those are facts”
  • Learning From Black History

    02/01/2018 5:57:59 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 5 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 2/3/02 | Bob Parks
    It’s February and we ring in another Black History Month. So, what have blacks learned from our history? As a black Republican and former congressional candidate from Southern California, I am dismayed to this day as to our lack of representation on Capitol Hill, and the ineffective nature of our local representation. Of the more than five hundred congresspersons and senators in Washington D.C., there is only one black Republican on Capitol Hill. And it is understandable why we find ourselves in this predicament. And forgive me if I jump around. I have issues.
  • Bay State’s Common Core Blues

    12/14/2017 7:12:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 13, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A new study from the Pioneer Institute in Boston shows that in Massachusetts, Common Core, like the world, is with us late and soon. Unfortunately, it's got all the world’s drawbacks and none of its benefits. "The previous standard provided a coherent line-up of texts in the parenthetical phrase, four works that form a single national and historical lineage (Declaration, Preamble, Bill of Rights, and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural)," the report reads. "One can identify the curricular focus easily and fill in more material that follows from it: some of the Federalist Papers, various constitutional amendments, Frederick Douglass’s speech on the...
  • This Day In History: George Washington’s final farewell to his army

    12/03/2017 7:51:04 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | December 4, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1783, George Washington says his final goodbye to a group of officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York. washingtons-farewell-to-his-officersNew York had served as the British headquarters throughout the long years of the war. It was the last city to be evacuated when the war was over! On November 25, however, the British finally left, and George Washington entered the city. (See November 25 history post.) Despite the celebrations and elaborate dinners that ensued over the course of the next week, the British hadn’t entirely left the area. Some lingered on boats nearby. Others were still on...
  • Days of Thanksgiving: A rare thing among nations

    11/23/2017 8:19:15 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | November 22, 2017 | Bill Federer
    America's history of rendering gratitude to the Almighty Detail of the 1914 Jennie Brownscombe painting “The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth.” The Pilgrims fled England because of religious persecution and lived in Leiden, Holland from 1609 to 1620. Each October, Leiden, Holland, celebrated an annual day of thanksgiving for the end of the bloody pillaging, called “Spanish Furies” committed by Spain’s “Iron Duke” from 1572 to 1589. Leiden also had a Jewish population. Spain had driven out the Muslims, who had occupied their country for seven centuries, but then they forced the Jews out, with many fleeing to Holland. The University...
  • The Power of History The Power of History The Power of History

    11/21/2017 5:13:42 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 9 replies
    Dutch Sheets Ministries ^ | 11/21/2017 | Dutch Sheets
    The thought of shaping the future is powerful, but past history is also very important. Karl Marx said, “If I can steal their history, I can steal their country.” Roots are essential and powerful; foundations are critical. Before facing Goliath, David asked the question, “Is there not a cause?” Interestingly, the Hebrew word used for “cause” also means “history.” Therefore, David may have been asking his brother and fellow Israelites, “Is there not a history?”
  • "Without Morals a Republic CANNOT subsist" -Charles Carroll

    11/04/2017 5:16:55 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 4 replies
    Charles Carroll was the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. He was the longest living signer of the Declaration. In 1772, Charles Carroll condemned the British Government's oppressive taxes by writing in the Maryland Gazette under the pseudonym "First Citizen." When his identity became known, the British loyalist Daniel Dulany the Younger wrote mean-spirited personal ad-hominem attacks against Charles Carroll, ridiculing him. Charles Carroll's statesman-like response was to explain that because Dulany engaged in "virulent invective and illiberal abuse, we may fairly presume, that arguments are either wanting, or that ignorance or incapacity know not how to...
  • George Washington's Old Church Removes Plaque Honoring Him

    10/27/2017 9:17:12 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 75 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 10/27/2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Another reminder, as if we needed one, that it's not going to stop with Confederate generals. Or, for that matter, Virginians or slaveowners. Look at the history of the left around the world. And look at where they drew the line and stopped. The answer is nowhere. And so we have this insult, unthinkable in the pre-Obama era where the Dems at least feigned respect for America. An historic Episcopal parish where George Washington frequently worshiped has decided to remove a memorial plaque honoring the nation’s first president, saying the decision was out of a desire to provide a “welcoming”...
  • On this date in 1978

    10/17/2017 6:22:57 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 16 replies
    President James Carter restores the U.S. Citizenship of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Davis offered no comment on the action taken by President Carter.
  • Now, they're after Civil War reenactors

    10/16/2017 7:43:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Rick Moran
    Civil War reenactors replaying the Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia on Saturday went ahead with their demonstration despite the group organizing the event receiving a letter threatening "bodily harm" to anyone who participated. The battlefield was temporarily cleared on Saturday when a "suspicious device" - possibly a pipe bomb - was discovered. The FBI is investigating. Washington Post: “We wanted to send a message,” said Keith MacGregor, 56, from Lebanon, Pa., who was playing the role of a Union infantry captain for the reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek, held not far from here. “We wanted to show...