Are They Reenacting or Actually in Mourning?

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Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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5 comments… add one
  • Nat Turners Son Apr 30, 2010 @ 6:17

    Now that is something I would never believe was happening. Shocking really!

  • Matt McKeon Apr 29, 2010 @ 13:01

    Black Rose Ceremony would be an excellent name for an girl alt rock group.

    • Glenn Beck's Chalkboard Apr 29, 2010 @ 14:29

      Watching this, another alt rock band name came to mind: the Dry Heaves.

      An old grave site that never has any mourners is a sad thing, but surely faux mourners are worse. I’m not even sure this is reenacting — ritualized performance art, maybe? Lost Cause victimology taken to its logical end?

      We’re all Confederate widows, now.

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