Al Mackey is great at helping us see the parts that are most troublesome and need out attention to them. Good read that explains so much of what others leave out of the discussion in their zeal to protect the “lost cause” of the confederacy!
“Silent Sam” isn’t the only one.
Charlotte, North Carolina has this confederate monument:
Note: “Accepting the arbitrament of war, they preserved the Anglo-Saxon civilization of the South, and became master builders in a re-united country.” What this says is after the Civil War, confederate veterans across the South were white supremacist terrorists, and it celebrates them for that. It celebrates them for murdering, raping, and whipping African Americans and white Republicans all over the South.
Virginia Commonwealth University has a confederate monument dedicated to the “Richmond Howitzers,” a confederate artillery battalion.
One of the speeches at its dedication was delivered by Leigh Robinson, a veteran of the battalion. In that speech he defended slavery. “Slavery in the South rested upon the natural supremacy of the white race over the black, and the total and inevitable disqualification of the latter for an equal struggle with the former. Labor in the South, unlike Oriental bondage, Roman servitude…
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