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Coon Huntin

The gospel song “Wade in the Water” is often sung today at baptisms. However, in the era of slavery, the song contained covert guidance for escaping. Since bloodhounds could not trace human scent through water, escaping slaves were told through the song that they should cross through water to hide the scent of their tracks.  “Coon dogs” […]

I Stands for Infidel.

Many Southerners were sincere and devout Christians, reconciling their moral sense that slavery was wrong by asserting the belief that slavery and white dominance were part of God’s will. When someone like Thomas J. Jackson decided to raise up blacks through religious education, it was a radical thing to do and seemed to upset what […]

Perseverance is King.

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” ― Winston S. Churchill, “Never Give In!” The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches. Here is […]

The Promotion

Some black men volunteered to fight for the Confederacy out of loyalty to their homeland. For example, a militia of 440 free black men formed up in Louisiana and vowed to put their lives on the line to save the Confederacy from the Union power.  At the same time, slaves had been fleeing behind Union […]

I better

When the slave Lewis boys had the opportunity to frolic and play with the slave children of the neighboring plantations, they would all play games like “Hide the Switch,” where a child would hide a simple switch cut from the branch of a tree. Who ever found it would then chase the others and attempt to whip […]

Two Faces of Uncle Tom

These days, the term “Uncle Tom” can hold two distinct meanings. The first is spun out of the derivative adaptations of Harriet Stowe’s original novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin: “Uncle Tom” means a docile and ridiculously subservient black person who is particularly happy in being the underclass to white people and complicit in the oppression of […]

Get Forrest

Afro-Americans Confederates

This Nathan Bedford Forrest book tells his true story plus what’s been absent from other interpretations of his life, which includes the 45+ black Confederates that volunteered to go to war with Nathan and the 7 who were made his personal bodyguards.  With 27+ horses shot out from under Nathan Bedford Forrest, we all must […]

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