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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

Arkansas Governor Wants Civil War Icon Separated From MLK Holiday

Gov. Asa Hutchison (R) says of state’s Martin Luther King, Robert E. Lee joint holiday: “They need to be distinguished and separate.”

January 17, 2016

Confederate Memorial Day Disappears From 2016 Georgia Holiday Calendars

Confederate Memorial Day has been struck from Georgia’s official 2016 state holiday calendar. So has Robert E. Lee’s birthday.

August 6, 2015