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Confederate Monument in Jasper, Alabama

Confederate Monument in Jasper, Alabama

The city of  Jasper, in Walker county of Alabama, is home to one of the states many confederate monuments. The area fell victim to pillaging, burning, and who knows what other savagery as Union forces marched toward Selma raiding deep into the Southland. The monument stands at the front of the courthouse square. It was erected in 1907 by […]

What Started the Civil War?

What Started the Civil War?

This weekend, while taking a mini-vacation with the family to Stone Mountain in Georgia,  I read on one of the displays there in the Memorial Hall museum that, “the Civil War started when Confederate soldiers fired on federal troops at Fort Sumter.” Now that’s just not a fair statement. It is severely biased and not a little misleading. It disturbed me […]

Nathan Bedford Forrest: Civil Rights Pioneer

Nathan Bedford Forrest: Civil Rights Pioneer

Nathan Bedford Forrest License Plate Controversy I’m sure you’ve heard of the controversy concerning the Mississippi Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans‘ desire to produce a license plate honoring Confederate General, Nathan Bedford Forrest. CBS News used the following wording to describe the situation on February 13, 2011…. The Sons of Confederate Veterans proposed […]

Black: A Darker Shade of Confederate Gray

Black: A Darker Shade of Confederate Gray

With Black History month just around the corner we wanted to let y’all know about our own efforts in commemorating the same. We’ll be paying homage to Southerners of Color via various blog entries during the month of February. We’ll be honoring figures past and present, slave and freedman. The fact is Blacks have played […]

Black Bears & Rebels

Black Bears & Rebels

It appears Colonel Reb will not rise again. Amidst ongoing controversy, Ole Miss finally selected a new mascot to replace the former, historic, and beloved Colonel Reb. The sideline masquerader for the Rebels will now be a bear of the small dark variety, yielding the designation “Rebel Black Bears”. A suitable enough mascot, I reckon, considering black bears are indigenousness to Mississippi and much […]

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