Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 251:"We've Come a Long Way Since Then"

From the April 26, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Panel debates fate of Confederate monuments  (UNC-Wilmington)  Chris Fonvielle, associate professor of history at UNC-W, a Wilmington native,  said that when his father was young, the town still celebrated Confederate memorial Day as a legal holiday and that, as a school boy, a portrait of Robert E. Lee was alongside that of President Eisenhower in his classroom.  "We've come a long way since then."

However, he expressed the opinion that the courage of Confederate soldiers should be separated from the defense of slavery.

**  ASU professor: Confederate holiday celebrates slavery.  (Alabama State University, a mostly black school)  I do not celebrate slavery when I commemorate Confederate Memorial Day.

--Old Secesh

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