My local Civil War monument in Jamaica Plain has been turned into a memorial site for the 27 students and teachers, and administrators killed last week at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. The memorial was organized by Carlos and Melida Arredondo, who lost a son in Iraq a few years ago. They have been involved in anti-war and peace campaigns ever since.
Giving New Meaning to a Civil War Monument
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