Jim Limber

Looks like the stand-off between the Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans and the American Civil War Center at Tredegar will continue over the statue of Jefferson Davis and Jim Limber. You may remember that the SCV spent $100,000 on a new statue of Davis holding hands with his "adopted black son" Jim Limber to [...]

There is nothing more disturbing for an educator than to come across children's books whose authors have little qualification as historians or who have an implicit agenda to get across. Such is the case with Rickey Pittman's book, Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House.  Here is the jacket description: The [...]

Richard Williams recently posted a short article by historian John Coski on the relationship between Jim Limber and the Davis family, which appeared in the winter issue of the Museum of the Confederacy's newsletter.  While Coski does point to mutual bonds of affection between Jim Limber and the Davis family, he also suggests that there [...]