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South Carolina lawmakers pre-filed legislation to establish a commission to design an African-American Confederate monument that would recognize the contributions of Black Confederate soldiers, the Spartanburg Herald Journal reported. But the real reason for the monument is to promote a myth.

“We came to the realization there was a lot we didn’t know about the war and their sacrifices. These people were heroes and forgotten heroes,” said South Carolina’s Republican state Rep. Bill Chumley, who co-sponsored the bill.

Part of the commission’s work would include educating public school students about the participation of Black men in the Confederate army, said Chumley, one of the lawmakers who voted in 2015 against removing the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds. He denied that his proposal is a pretext to bringing back the controversial flag and other symbols of the Confederacy to the Statehouse grounds.

Forget that nonsense. What Chumley and company are attempting to do is promote the fiction that the Civil War was not fought over slavery but was instead a bloody battle over state’s rights. That’s what neo-Confederates argue when confronted with the evils of slavery. We’ve heard some of that noise from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Groups like the Sons of Confederate Veterans push the story that about 300,000 Black men happily fought alongside White Confederate soldiers to stop the overreach of the federal government.

Many historians agree that there were at least a few Black men who fought with the Confederacy. There’s been a lot of controversy about how many. Harvard historian John Stauffer estimated that figure between 3,000 to 10,000, which represented about 1 percent of the Confederate soldiers. Others argue that his estimate is much too large. Scholars will continue to debate that issue. One thing is certain: Chumley and his supporters are trying to whitewash history.

 

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(Source: Spartanburg Herald Journal )

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11 thoughts on “Proposal For Black Confederate Soldiers Monument Fuels A Myth

  1. “Proposal For Black Confederate Soldiers Monument Fuels A Myth”

    Not Only Were There Negroes Who Fought For The South, BUT There Were Negroes Who Owned Both Black & White Slaves, In The South.

  2. Passing Through!! on said:

    @ Mrknowitall/don’t know shit
    ****
    What about the slave hunting cartel known as the KKK? What about J Edgar Hoover the FBI. Black African Muslims are the only group hunting African Americans..GTFOH! Maybe you should check out Slavery by Another Name by Douglas Blackmon but you’re a racist you only accept narratives that feed your racism. Thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor after slavery with the use of pig laws or black codes. Racist still use the system today, stealing elections, gerrymandering, putting racist on the supreme court more jail time for crack versus cocaine. No one is blamong Europeans but truth is the truth.

    • Dummy, The KKK Was The Terrorist Arm Of The Democrat Parry !

      They Hung Poor Blacks & White On The Rural Roads Of The South.

      Any You Elected Congressional Black Communists, Refuse To Acknowledge This.

      All Your Fellow Dummies Are Concerned With Is, As That Ugly Cow Maxine Waters Says, “Impeach Trump”.

      This Dummy & Her Fellow Dummies Forget Trump Won & Hillary Is Still Blaming The Blacks For Not Coming Out & Voting For Her !

      • Passing Through!! on said:

        Stipid MF you’re the only real dummy in here! The Democrats/Dixeicrats who started the KKK are the Republikkkans, the parties switched when the Civil Rights act was passed in 1964 the racist ass Democrats like Ronald Reagan joined the Republikkkan party when black people were given Civil Rights. All of you dumbass racist parrot that misinformation about the democrat party..Yeah trump won the election but his victory will be short lived because he and his family will soon be going to prison.

  3. Dear white people,
    Let’s start the yew year agreeing on one thing. If you don’t have NATIVE AMERICAN blood flowing thru your veins, then you are an IMMIGRANT. This is not you’re country, so be mindful of that before you tell anyone to go back to where they came from.

  4. Here they go again trying to hide what their ancestors did by whitewashing the truth. European Americans need to feel guilty about the past, because a majority of them have not let it go yet. They huddle in the caves of their small minds trying to find a way to make themselves feel better. Whitewash this story as much as you want, the truth is still out there and you will continue to suffer internally until you realize what your people have done, all based on the color of someone’s skin.

  5. Im offended by this action.
    They were not openly agreeing to participate as a Confederate soldiers, they were forced because they were slaves. This is not a something to celebrate.

  6. Passing Through!! on said:

    And some of these men were forced to fight the families will tell you that. We can acknowledge them but not honor the confederacy. I don’t know if the whole true story will every be accurately told.

    • I agree. This is just like the arguement that some Africans gave us to the slave masters. DUH,They had no choice when European men with GUNS/GUNPOWER compare to your spears. Who do you think have the upper hand when they say, “I want your people”.

      • Mrknowitall on said:

        Slave hunting cartels have always been & continue to be run be black African Muslims. Today blacks continue to hunt & kill each other in Americas streets.
        Stop blaming European Americans for what evil black demons do to each other.

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