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SOUTHERN Blacks, Abe Lincoln & Celebration of the Truth

Oftentimes, many white southerners nowadays keep trying to tell black southerners what they as a race of people descending from slaves  “think” or “believe” on matters concerning their OWN Southern Heritage  – particularly on matters of slavery and the civil war. 286 more words

Civil War

Black Labor, White Profits, and How the NCAA Weaponized the Thirteenth Amendment

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on Kevin Gannon’s personal blog on Friday, February 23, 2018.

By Kevin Gannon

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has been in the news a lot lately, and not for the reasons they’d wish. 2,771 more words

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The Truth About the 13th Amendment

Excerpted from Lawrence “Mike” Scrugg’s book, The Un-Civil War: Shattering the Historical Myths (Chapter 7: “The First Thirteenth Amendment”). 2011, Universal Media (Charlotte, NC) –  with some additions and commentary by Diane Rufino… 3,677 more words

The Thirteenth Amendment

Today in History, February 1: 1865 –

“Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. 78 more words


Back in the nineteenth century, the United States of America was among the last countries to abolish slavery, but even though it took a bitter civil war to bring it about, slavery was officially abolished there when Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment on January 31st, 1865. 115 more words


A Teacher's Perspective: Does History Truly Repeat Itself?

By Luz Mosquera

Over the years history has changed in several ways. As new generations rise, some conflicts burn out while others are still fervently present. 589 more words