Last month I shared an unusual Kickstarter campaign seeking funds for a children’s book about black Confederates. The campaign has until the end of this month to raise $3,000 dollars. Unfortunately, as of today only one pledge has been made for $15. This is pathetic.
Where is the support? This project is perfect for white Confederate heritage advocates to get behind.
- It’s a children’s book, which addresses the needs of younger Americans, who are being brainwashed by state schools.
- The artwork is quite impressive.
- Most importantly, the author of the book is black. [H.K. Edgerton isn’t going to be around forever.]
- The author lives in New York state, which could help build bridges between North and South.
Let’s get the word out to the Confederate heritage folks and show Gary Gallagher just how “demented” this community is.
I do not know a great deal about black confederates, but I thought I read where Frederich Douglas said he witnessed blacks serving as soldiers. Maybe they were not soldiers but slaves doing their masters bidding. I guess we will never know the exact number of men of color who served in the war but I remember reading a comment from a man who was African American who said when he was asked about blacks who might have served in the confederacy said ” to paraphrase here” ” just because we share the same skin color does not mean we all think alike then or now” I guess it was a different time and a different place. It’s interesting how well over 100 years later we still debate this war. I thank God we can debate now a days with words and not guns.
It’s not much of a mystery to me as to why older conservative Southern whites aren’t sending money to a black New Yorker planning to spread their story for them. Even if they like the idea, there’s too much iffyness for them to feel comfortable sending their hard earned dollars into Yankee territory.
Funny! If I see the book in a library some day, I may read it just to appease my curiosity about it. But the plain truth is that the pictures are the same type of melodramatic propaganda that governments at war, or tyrants in power, publish all the time to make themselves look good. Mr. Edgerton should also understand that the difference between field and house slavery is a red herring. Frederick Douglass knew both, and still chose to risk his life by escaping slavery. At root, both were treated as lesser human beings. That is the problem.
This subject comes up frequently on the Facebook page for “Civil War: the Untold Story.” It often initiates some heated exchanges. Last week at a public screening, I was asked why we are not telling this ‘untold’ story. There clearly seems to be an agenda amongst some to have this told.
Most people don’t have an “agenda” per se. In most cases they’ve heard about this from some source and don’t know enough to question it.