According to this article, Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, wants to remove “the Jefferson Davis Memorial arch at Fort Monroe, saying its continued presence has an ‘adverse effect’ on the historic property and urged the authority’s board of trustees to initiate steps to take it down.” The article tells us, “In a letter presented Thursday to […]

This 2015 article suggests we should make April 9, the date of R. E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant, a national holiday. “This week provides an occasion for the U.S. government to get real about history, as April 9 is the 150th anniversary of the Union’s victory in the Civil War. The generous terms […]

I came across this podcast from Virginia Humanities discussing various aspects of the African American experience. It starts with the 1619 landing of Africans at Jamestown in a conversation with Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander of Norfolk State University. The second part is a conversation with Dr. Richard Chew of Virginia State University discussing slavery and the […]

According to this article, “House Bill 1183, authored by Rep. Jarvis Johnson, D-Houston, would eliminate Confederate Heroes Day from the list of state holidays an agency can observe. ‘When you’re dealing with a holiday that is significant to history, you have to do your best to make sure that it is not offensive to one […]

Dr. Caroline Janney edited this latest addition to the “Military Campaigns of the Civil War” series from the University of North Carolina Press. This excellent book maintains the fine reputation of the series in true form. It consists of an introductory essay by Dr. Janney and nine essays produced that look at various aspects of […]

I came across this article, which tells us, “Three Maryland congressmen have introduced a new resolution calling for the removal of the Gen. Robert E. Lee statue from Antietam National Battlefield. U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown, D-4th, is the sponsor of House Resolution 970, which was filed in the U.S. House of Representatives in February. The […]

I saw this article from Professor Henry Louis Gates regarding the racist goals confederate heritage people had with their Reconstruction lies. Par for the course for confederate heritage folks. He starts by telling us, “Reconstruction, the period in American history that followed the Civil War, was an era filled with great hope and expectations, but […]