Wednesday, July 23, 2014

History Changes

When I was in college, I took a class on being a historian.  One of the first things the yankee teacher said was that history changes.  You have to write what people want to hear or you'll never get published and never get hired.

That's a big part of how we got to where we are today from the truth.  

Here's a little bit of suppressed truth from way back:

On April 25, 1861 over three hundred free Blacks, and a few slaves "volunteered" by their owners, left Petersburg by train for labor service on the fortifications of Norfolk with their own Confederate flag, and leader."

"We are willing to aid Virginia's cause to the utmost of our ability. There is not an unwilling heart among us, not a hand but will tell in the work before us, and we promise unhesitating obedience to all orders that may be given us." -- Charles Tinsley, Free Black, Pocahontas, Petersburg, Va.

"Realizing that many free Black households would be in want following the departure of their husbands on voluntary work, the Petersburg City Council voted family assistance funds for wives and children left behind. Such assistance continued for the length of the war."


Mayor Dodson presented them with a Confederate flag and promised the men that they would "...reap a rich reward of praise and merit from a thankful people.

From  Defending The Heritage's   Facebook Page

1 comment:

Lantry said...

Mr./Mrs./Miss/Ms. Anonymous;

I'm not going to post your childish comment. You said nothing that proves that my post is not true. If you have actual historical facts to prove that it is not, I will post them as long as you can provide them in a rational manner. You know, like a grown up. Calling people cracker trash and saying that white people used humans as walking machinery is not 100% accurate. The cracker trash rarely owned slaves. Slaves were expensive to buy and to provide for. By only saying it was cracker trash that owned slaves you also leave out the large numbers of free blacks that owned slaves. Yes. Free blacks frequently owned slaves. Census and tax records show that clearly. Free blacks served in the Southern Armies. In fact, one of the first, if not the first, black unit to be formed for service in the war was a free black unit in the Confederate Army. If you care about truth, information about that is not hard to find. Slavery in the US was a lot more complex than you realize. The treason assertion doesn't stand up to honest historical scrutiny either. Jefferson Davis was never tried for treason and everyone knew it. Of course, you'd have to be interested in truth to look any of that up or to study anything but the PC half-truths that support your childish world view. I won't hold my breath waiting for you to take an objective look and consider whether there is more to the issues involved than you think you know. So go ahead, spout some more profanity and call some more names and tell yourself that you have proved me wrong.