Few blacks attend Civil War anniversa...

Few blacks attend Civil War anniversary events

There are 1 comment on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Apr 15, 2011, titled Few blacks attend Civil War anniversary events. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

As cannons thudded around Charleston Harbor this week in commemoration of the start of the war that extinguished slavery, the audiences for the 150th-anniversary events were nearly all-white. Even black scholars lecturing about black Union troops and the roots of slavery gazed out mostly on white faces.

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Quark

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#1 Apr 15, 2011
DUH! Is it any surprise that African-Americans didn't want to support this faux holiday?

What Southerners won't admit and what some erstwhile historians would have you believe is that the Civil War was NOT about slavery. Certainly there were northerners who had no intention of getting rid of their slaves, and there were southerners who never owned a slave, but the war was more about slavery than anything else!

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"Everything stemmed from the slavery issue," says Princeton professor James McPherson whose book, Battle Cry of Freedom is widely judged to be the authoritative one-volume history of the war.

Time magazine, April 18, 2011, "The Way We Weren't," p. 40

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