Just a note to say hello and to thank you for the time and effort you invest in educating the public regarding the role that black Southeners played in supporting the Confederacy.
H.K. came and visited me Wednesday and we watched his "March Across Dixie" dvd at my house that night. Although I have been active in educating others about the true history of the War for Southern Independence since 1997, I just realized the huge scope of the contribution of the black race to the Confederacy while watching the dvd. I have only been thinking of the contributions of the black soldiers (from 10,000 to 50,000 individuals), but now I realize that of the millions of blacks chose to stay in the South of their own free will and that these blacks supported the Confederacy by working on the farms and factories to provide the soldiers with food and supplies.
These millions who supported the South during the war are the ancestors of tens of millions of black folks all over our country! I don’t think it would be erronous to say that 50% of the black folks in America today had ancestors who supported the Confederacy!
This realization as astounded me in its proportions.
Sadly, most blacks do not know of their ancestors contributions to the Confederacy due to the reconstructive policies of the federal government since the war. Most of those who do know are afraid to speak up due to fear of ridicule from those ignorant of the facts.
I plan to increase my shirt designs for black Southeners and put more information on this subject on my web site in an effort to show everyone that blacks played a vital and huge role in helping the Confederacy defend the South.
If we all understood fully that both races were fighting together for the independence of our South it would foster a feeling of togetherness that could transcend and over power the animosity that both races feel when the subject of the war comes up.
If you have any suggestions as to how I might be able to better illuminate this subject please do not hesitate to voice your opinions.
Again, thanks for your efforts.
Thank you for your kindness and support. It’s is a long hard road traveled at times, but one that is necessary. I am glad to say, minds are slowly changing in a lot of areas. The key is getting to the young people as the brainwashign is not so deeply entrenched with them.
Onward to Victory