"...I would have picked my own cotton."
The above bumper sticker/sign is a perennial best seller where Confederate memorabilia is sold. Precisely what does it mean? Whites would turn back the clock, not import and enslave African Americans, and then attempt to build a powerhouse of a nation based on cotton, tobacco and indigo, the crops that created the wealth of the country, with their own hands? Not likely. The Confederacy seceded from the Union to preserve slavery, causing the Civil War. A war lost, where
What Does Your Heart Want To Say To You Today?
Above to honor our Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris, and all the shoulders on which she stands. November 10, 2020. One week after election day, that was a prompt from Laura Davis in her weekly online Writing the Pandemic Class . The votes were in, the electoral college tally projected, Covid numbers rising, and yet, an unsettled anxious time. I was stewing in conflicting ideas and emotions, so appreciated the admonition to listen to my heart. And this is what my heart tol
What We're Up Against Part 2
Above, 2008 election night, Barak Obama and family I had intended Part 2 to follow the demise of Reconstruction to the election of Barak Obama. But after the unsubscribes, the events in Kenosha, resurgent violent white nationalism and wildly divergent attitudes towards the Black Lives Matter movement, I decided to step back further in history. That decision was bolstered by a recent lecture by Joe Feagin, PhD of Texas A&M University entitled Systemic Racism: Contextualizing