Saturday, February 26, 2011

Across the South, An Enduring Conflict-- Part 3

Back to the Feb. 17th USA Today.

The event in question, the commemoration of the the only president the Confederacy ever had, brought a lot of negative reaction, but at least this time the NAACP was content not to try to disrupt it.

Even the USA Today's seven pictures on it had three that were a slam on the South and Confederacy.

The firing on Fort Sumter is a month and a half away, but already events have been divisive.

** Charleston's Secession Ball to commemorate SC's secession drew protesters.

** Last year, Virginia's Gov. Bob McDonnell, was "forced" to apologize for not mentioning slavery in proclaiming April Confederate History Month.

** A big to-do was made about the erroneous mention in Virginia textbooks that thousands of blacks fought for the Confederacy.

** Plus, the SCV Mississippi Division has caught grief for proposing that Bedford Forrest be honored with a specialty license plate.

One Hundred and Fifty Years On, and It's Still Not Over. --Old B-R'er

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