As the great historian C. Vann Woodward told us, “Nowhere else did a slave society wage a life-and-death struggle for its existence with abolition at stake.”
States' rights were merely means to an end. As such, they were tactics subject to change.
There’s no denying Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee are both significant figures in American history. However, the reasons for that couldn’t be more at odds, and the implications of observing reverence for both men on the same holiday are troubling.
It remains our Great Republic’s Achilles’ heel. With ethno-racial bigotry on the rise once more, to deny all this is not just willful ignorance. It is suicidal.
Roy Moore’s endorsement of American family values before the Civil War disregards the sins of slavery
Hailing the family values of the slavery era while discounting the sins of slavery against those values is a bit like saying that, except for that iceberg, the Titanic had a great voyage.
New Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Museum of Mississippi History will work together to tell the state’s story
The two museums, which will open to the public Dec. 9 in Jackson, share a building and tell the entire story of Mississippi.
Concern about erasing history by eliminating Confederate monuments is ironic considering most of them tell a false version of the history they were built to preserve.