From: Phil Walters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Nov 14, 2011
Subject: Fw: UDC meeting 12/17 Tampa: Black Confederates
Want to hear the story the PC crowd hides? Come RSVP & plan on attending this presentation & hear the truth in history many want to ignor.
See you there.
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Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011
Subject: UDC meeting 12/17
SAVE THE DATE
Black Southerners in Confederate Armies
Charles Kelly Barrow
Author and Lt. Commander in Chief, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Saturday, December 17th
Black Confederates? You’re kidding right? The only black troops were Federals!!!! Not so, and far from it, says Kelly Barrow.
Barrow, author of two books on the participation of Black Southerners in Confederate Armies flies in the face of historical revisionists that claim the "war was about slavery”. Barrow takes a lot of heat for his well documented scholarly works “Black Confederates” and "Black Southerners in Confederate Armies: A Collection of Historical Accounts". One so-called fact checking web site even calls claims of Southern black participation for the Confederacy ‘pants on fire” (basically lying).
But facts speak for themselves. As a teacher, Barrow’s desire was to bring to light facts that would create a "teachable moment". Over decades, he learned of the extensive participation of blacks in the confederacy, and he hoped that by exposing the truth would restore the common bond between Southerners, no matter their skin color. Barrow documents over 600 examples of black Confederates, in an attempt to help Souther blacks explore their roots.
Barrow first became active with the Sons of Confederate Veterans in 1989. At that time he was a historian for the Georgia division, a position he still holds today. He has served the Georgia and Tennessee Divisions of the SCV as a Commander, Councilman, Historian in Chief, and Chairman for their National Awards Committee. In 1996, he was chosen as the Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans’ Confederate of the Year. He also received the United Daughters of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal in 2001.
Mr. Barrow also wrote “Sons of Confederate Veterans, Georgia Division: The First One Hundred Years 1896-1996 A Short History.” A former platoon sergeant, Barrow has also held the positions of State Representative legislative aide and cotton quality classer. Currently he serves on the Shorter College Board of Trustees and is a commissioner for the Georgia Civil War Commission, a vice president for the Pike County Historical Society, and a commander for the Army of Tennessee, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Barrow received his B.S. in social science from Shorter College in Rome, Georgia. While in attendance, he also served as senior senator for the Student Government Association and president of the Eta Pi Sigma history club. Barrow concentrated his efforts in history and military science for his B.S. but pursued a broad field for his M.A. in social studies and education at Piedmont College in Piedmont, Georgia. He received his Ed.S. in administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.
Charles Barrow resides in Griffin, Georgia. He is an eighth-grade social science teacher and high-school soccer coach. He has enjoyed being a debate coach, track coach, head soccer coach, and football kicking coach.
Mr. Barrow will have copies of both books available for purchase and authograph after his presentation.
Mark your calendar to attend!
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