“The Blue, The Gray, and the Brown”

I am not a big fan of “The Cleveland Show” but in this episode Cleveland engages in historical preservation and takes part in a Civil War reenactment. Good stuff: “It’s going to be so much easier saving Founders Park with you as the face of our cause.”

Lionel Ritchie’s Black Confederate Ancestor

Here is another very touching and informative episode of “Who Do You Think You Are” featuring Lionel Ritchie.  Ritchie searches for his great grandfather, J.L. Brown, and discovers that he applied for a pension based on his presence as a servant to Morgan W. Brown, who served in the Confederate army.  Brown, it turns out,…

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