Category Neoconfederates

The Racist Goals of Confederate Heritage Reconstruction Lies

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 […]

Confederate Heritagists Lie About Reconstruction Too

I’m sure you’re not surprised, considering the lack of integrity among confederate heritage apologists. In this New Yorker article by Adam Gopnik, we can find a short overview of Reconstruction as presented in a new book by Henry Louis Gates. “Henry Louis Gates, Jr., in his new book, ‘Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the […]

Confronting More Confederate Heritage Lies

In this article, Christy Coleman of the American Civil War Museum dispells some more confederate heritage lies. “If you wonder why the United States has such a divergent view about the Civil War and Confederate monuments, it’s because it was crafted that way. We’ve spent 150 years lying to each other about what the war was […]

Opposing Confederate Heritage Lies

According to this article, the Southern Poverty Law Center is actively opposing the lies confederate heritage advocates consistently tell. We learn, “Multiple Southern states proudly devote public time, energy and resources to celebrate the Confederacy each year. North Carolina and South Carolina celebrate ‘Confederate Memorial Day’ on May 10. Kentucky, Louisiana and Tennessee celebrate it […]

Atlanta’s Civil War Monument, Minus the Pro-Confederate Bunkum

I found this article by Daniel Judt, a Rhodes scholar now at Oxford University. Judt tells us Atlanta’s leading Civil War monument is the Atlanta Cyclorama. “Cycloramas are panorama paintings designed for exhibition in rotundas. The viewer stands in the middle, cocooned by a canvas that becomes the world. The Atlanta Cyclorama shows the 1864 […]

Let’s be honest about the roots of Confederate monuments

I found this article by Dr. Adam Domby of the College of Charleston. He tells us, “Not infrequently, some Charlestonians claim that the memorials were erected without ‘any reference to white supremacy’ or that celebrating the Confederacy had nothing to do with racism or slavery. But as numerous scholars have shown, Jim Crow era monuments, […]

Austin Professor: Time for Lawmakers to Abolish Confederate Heroes Day

I came across this post discussing the so-called “Confederate Heroes Day” and why it should be abolished. According to the post, “Last year the Texas Freedom Network joined scholars in calling on the State Board of Education to stop glorifying the Confederacy and Confederate heroes in public school history classrooms. We also advocated removing from the Texas Capitol a plaque […]