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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Jefferson Davis
Slavery

It Has Always Been About Slavery

As if he had not already dumped enough fuel on a raging inferno, President Donald Trump has now taken up common cause with the Lost Cause: the historically inaccurate, myth-driven campaign to sanctify the Confederacy. The president was apparently not satisfied with merely showing his sympathy for white supremacists, insisting that their ranks include some “very fine people.”

August 18, 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

Endorse This: ‘I Have Heard Enough About Heritage!’

On the South Carolina House floor, debate raged long into the night over a series of amendments introduced to thwart and delay passage of a bill to bring the Confederate flag off the State House grounds. An impassioned plea to pass the bill — unchanged — came from an unlikely corner.

July 9, 2015

5 Monuments To The Confederacy That Have Been Vandalized

One historian says: “I’m in favor of the vandalism.”

July 6, 2015