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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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#EndorseThis: John Oliver Reveals The Ugly Reality Behind The ‘Lost Cause’ Cult

Understanding why monuments to the Confederacy ought to be removed or changed is easier if you’re aware that the South seceded to preserve slavery. But as John Oliver reveals, most Americans are woefully ignorant of that basic fact and so much more about the Civil War — which allows them to dismiss the pain that […]

October 9, 2017
Lost Cause

The ‘Lost Cause’ Is Fake History

The treasured myth of the “Lost Cause” of freedom-loving patriots fighting bravely for self-determination and “states’ rights” can’t survive even a cursory reading of secessionist documents.

August 23, 2017

University Of Texas Moves Statue Of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

The university said the figure would be refurbished and moved to an exhibit in the school’s Briscoe Center for American History within the next 18 months.

August 31, 2015

Dear Texas: What Are You Afraid Of Now?

Texas, you go ahead and try to poison the minds of your children, but this version of history won’t fool the independent thinkers among them.

July 9, 2015
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A Flag Hijacked By Modern Segregationists

The flag that is causing such a furor was not “the Confederate flag,” — it’s a flag that was hijacked and dishonored by racists and white supremacists in the 20th century.

June 30, 2015

The Confederacy Crashes In A Week. It Only Took 150 Years.

It would have been admirable for this change of heart regarding the Confederate flag to have happened without the cruel shock of a massacre of innocents.

June 25, 2015
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Happy Jefferson Davis Day!

If you happen to be in Alabama today, crack open a cold one for Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, whose legacy of leading the short-lived nation devoted to keeping people in bondage is still celebrated in the Heart of Dixie.

June 1, 2015

How The Civil War Never Ended For Black America

By righting a 150-year-old wrong, re-enactors aim to help remedy long untreated ills at the root of today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement

May 19, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Bring On The Second Civil War!

This week, “conservative” nut-jobs are trying to incite a second civil war — or warn us that we’re headed for one. Are they the same thing?

April 10, 2015

After 150 Years, Dixie Still A Place Apart

Twice now the rest of the country has imposed change on the South, made it do what it did not want to do: extend basic human rights to those it had systematically brutalized and oppressed.

April 5, 2015

Richmond, VA Is For History Lovers

If you’re visiting Richmond, VA, you can’t miss these historic landmarks.

November 10, 2014

Alabama Residents Still Required to Pay Taxes For Confederate Memorial

Most Southern states, especially in the Deep South, are very conservative, and tend to send people to Congress who uniformly oppose taxes. But residents apparently don’t mind continuing to pay a tax originally designed to provide benefits for Confederate veterans of the Civil War: Despite fire-and-brimstone opposition to taxes among many in a state that […]

July 20, 2011

Alabama Residents Still Paying Taxes for Confederate Veterans’ Benefits

MOUNTAIN CREEK, Ala. (AP) — The last of the more than 60,000 Confederate veterans who came home to Alabama after the Civil War died generations ago, yet residents are still paying a tax that supported the neediest among them. Despite fire-and-brimstone opposition to taxes among many in a state that still has “Heart of Dixie” […]

July 20, 2011