Monthly Archives: September 2012

23 09, 2012

News 2753

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African-American Confederate soldier to be honored during ceremony Published: September 21, 2012 PETERSBURG - The Ninth Annual Richard Poplar Day Memorial will honor Confederate Pvt. Richard Poplar tomorrow as part of National POW/MIA Recognition Week. The public is invited to the program that will start at 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Hill in Blandford Cemetery. The guest speaker will be Abdur Ali-Haymes, a retired sergeant major in the Army and operations manager of [...]

23 09, 2012

News 2752

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Not just whistling Dixie Thursday, September 20, 2012 By Mark W. Olson Start off with a 1969 Dodge Charger. Paint it a shade of orange, burned into the retina of any boy who watched TV between 1979 and 1985. Throw in an “01.” And top it all off with the Confederate flag. You end up with the most distinctive car to fly across the small screen. Say hello to the General [...]

23 09, 2012

News 2751

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Racists Ruined the Confederate Flag for Lynyrd Skynyrd Alexander Abad-Santos Sep 21, 2012 To the last original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, abandoning the Confederate flag signified the band cutting its ties to racism, the Ku Klux Klan and skinheads. To some of the band's fans, it meant cutting ties to Lynyrd Skynyrd. "Well they just turned their backs on their core group of fans, that will really help sell out show," reads [...]

23 09, 2012

News 2749

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A Worthy Death: How Civil War Families Made Sense of Suffering By Kevin M. Levin Sep 19 2012 On the anniversary of Antietam, a new PBS documentary captures the grief of 19th century Americans but not their attitude toward redemption. In his interview with Harvard president and historian Drew G. Faust about American Experience's new documentary Death and the Civil War, Stephen Colbert laments, "You are beginning to make the Civil War [...]

23 09, 2012

News 2748

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Confederate POW memorial vandalized Security surveillance under review By Jason Babcock, Staff writer The Confederate Memorial Park near Point Lookout was vandalized last week with a spray-painted swastika on the base of a statue of a Confederate prisoner of war. A noose was placed around the statue’s neck and there was also a racial epithet spray-painted on another section of the memorial. “I’m highly upset about it,” said Michael Daras, who lives [...]

19 09, 2012

News 2746

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Ku Klux Klan Founder Could Be Getting Expanded Monument in Selma, Alabama By ICTMN Staff September 12, 2012 Plans for an expanded monument to honor Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest in Selma, Alabama have raised controversy. Forrest was a military leader during the Civil War, but is most known as the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. “Nathan Bedford Forrest led his troops to kill black soldiers who had [...]

19 09, 2012

News 2745

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Heritage, hate, or history Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 Recently Giant grocery store in Gettysburg had a display with an American flag and a Confederate battle flag. Some hoopla ensued as a few local residents criticized Giant for displaying the Confederate flag, and others criticized Giant for taking it down. Giant, understandably, isn't interested in making political or cultural statements; it is a business. It is not too surprising, though, that the [...]

19 09, 2012

News 2744

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Former NAACP President In Owensboro Defending Confederate Monument By: David Shepherd Updated: September 14, 2012 OWENSBORO - The former president of North Carolinian's NAACP chapter was in Owensboro Friday answering a call made in a local newspaper to have a confederate statue removed from the front of the Daviess County courthouse. Some in Owensboro say it promotes slavery while others say it's about history and honor. It's a statue honoring confederate soldiers. [...]

19 09, 2012

News 2743

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Confederate Statue Sparks Slavery, Moral Debate in Owensboro By: Zakk Gammon Updated: September 12, 2012 Don Wilkins of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer wrote an editorial in the paper, saying the Confederate Soldier statue in front of the Daviess County Courthouse needs to be taken down because it promotes slavery. But not everyone agrees. Driving by the statue on the corner of 3rd and Frederica Streets, one probably wouldn't notice what's written on it, [...]

19 09, 2012

News 2742

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Frederick Douglass: America's real emancipator Sep 15, 2012   Written by Rich Newman An important Civil War anniversary looms for both Rochester and the nation. On Sept. 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. If Confederates did not relinquish their arms before Jan. 1, 1863, the president warned, enslaved people would be liberated. Although Lincoln had been contemplating emancipation since the summer, he waited until Union success at the bloody battle [...]