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Little Known Black History Fact: South Carolina State House And The Confederate Flag


South Carolina’s State House building in Columbia is the seat of the state’s government, and also a site of controversy regarding the racist past of the Confederate flag. 411 more words


Historical Elements in Tuesday's Gone

My current work in progress, entitled Tuesday’s Gone, is a historical piece set during the Prohibition era of the 1920s American South. There are many things to consider when it comes to historical pieces and often the first thing that comes to mind about the American South during this time period is the latent racism which seems to always overshadow anything that might have occurred during this era. 1,541 more words

James Windale

A new man in town

On February 7, 1865, Major General John C. Breckinridge accepted the position of Secretary of War, Confederate States of America—the fifth and final man to hold that job. 458 more words


Christianity's Bloody White Reformed Legacy: My Thoughts on President Obama’s 2015 National Prayer Breakfast Speech

Everyone is reacting whether in a positive fashion or negative regarding Remarks by the President at National Prayer Breakfast. There he said:

“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. 

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Semiotic Essay of the Confederate Battle Flag and the flags of the Confederate States of America

“Symbol of a brave past or banner of treason?” Kevin Baker asks this in his article titled “That Flag”. This is the question that many people have tried to answer.   2,328 more words


"If slaves will make good soldiers our whole theory of slavery is wrong": Confederate Howell Cobb on black enlistment

Howell Cobb, southern politician and brigadier general in the Confederate States of America army: “The day you make soldiers of (slaves) is the beginning of the end of the revolution.” 1,335 more words