Beginning of Slavery in U.S.

Beginning of Slavery in U.S.

The New York Times has begun a major initiative, the “1619 Project,” to observe the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe American history so that slavery and the contributions of black Americans explain who we are as a...
How Fall of Fort Henry Changed War

How Fall of Fort Henry Changed War

Fort Donelson has “Unconditional Surrender” Grant. It has an early morning Confederate attack, a breakout by Nathan Bedford Forrest and, in short, the stuff that makes good history. But from this outsider’s perspective looking in on the Western Theater, I believe (and...
Confederate Railroad Speaks Out

Confederate Railroad Speaks Out

Danny Shirley says he and the band he formed more than 30 years ago are under fire, all because of their name. Confederate Railroad, who earned a 1993 Grammy nomination for their hit “Trashy Women,” had their performances at two local fairs in Illinois and New York...
Will Bibi’s War Become America’s War?

Will Bibi’s War Become America’s War?

President Donald Trump, who canceled a missile strike on Iran, after the shoot-down of a U.S. Predator drone, to avoid killing Iranians, may not want a U.S. war with Iran. But the same cannot be said of Bibi Netanyahu. Saturday, Israel launched a night attack on a...
News From Around the South 8/19 to 8/26

News From Around the South 8/19 to 8/26

GEORGIA: Markers Recalling Racist History Going Alongside Confederate Monuments ATLANTA — New markers are now in place, adding context to some of Atlanta’s divisive Old South monuments that harken back to the Civil War. Two markers were installed Friday in...