Category News Stories

Another One Bites the Dust

Word from North Carolina is the confederate monument in Pittsboro, North Carolina was removed. We learn from this story, “Preparations began Tuesday night to carefully dismantle the statue of a soldier outside the historic Chatham County Courthouse, where it had stood since 1907, and continued for hours overnight, said county spokeswoman Kara Lusk Dudley. By […]

New Democratic majority set to bring down Confederate statues in Virginia

The backlash against Cadet Bone Spurs and his reign of error that resulted in flipping the Virginia Legislature from Republican to Democrat may have a repercussion bearing on confederate monuments in the state, according to this article. As we learn, ” ‘This is about what do we remember? What do we honor? It’s the right […]

The 1526 Project: Horrors in Florida’s Black History You Didn’t Learn in School

I found this article today. It outlines some of the oppression African Americans faced in Florida from its earliest history. We learn, “The New York Times‘ groundbreaking ‘1619 Project‘ examined the legacy of slavery on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to America’s 13 original colonies. But slavery existed in the Spanish colony of […]

What About Ulysses S. Grant and Impeachment?

I found this article postulating today’s Democrats should “heed” Ulysses S. Grant when it comes to impeachment. The author claims, “Most commentators keep comparing Trump’s impeachment crisis to Richard Nixon and Watergate, Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky or even a lesser-known President, Andrew Johnson. But if his critics want to justify booting Trump out of office, here’s […]

Does Having a Confederate Flag Mean You Want to Marry Your Sister?

Here’s an article about a high school teacher in Georgia placed on administrative leave because she put up a sign in her classroom that said a confederate flag sticker on a pickup truck meant “you intend to marry your sister.” It also said, “Think of it like a white trash ‘Save the Date’ card.” This […]

California’s Forgotten Confederate History

This article showed up in my feed. The author is Professor Kevin Waite of Durham University. It’s really well done. We learn, “Dead Confederates are hard to find in California. Yet the Golden State once contained far more rebel tributes than any other state outside the South itself. Beginning in the early twentieth century and continuing […]

How we think about the term ‘enslaved’ matters

Here’s Professor Nell Irvin Painter with a terrific article on how African Americans in America were enslaved. She tells us the term “enslaved Africans” “improves upon a commonplace in American discourse, the one-word ‘slaves’. But the term ‘enslaved’, in and of itself, merits further comment, as history and as ideology. How we use these words […]