MoC won’t be celebrating Davis’ birthday


Dear Chuck:

Below is an excerpt from the Museum of the Confederacy Spring 2008 publication concerning the celebration of Jefferson Davis’ 200th Birthday by one of the Museum’s trustee’s, William J. Cooper, Jr., who wrote the book, Jefferson Davis, American:

I don’t think we should be about elevating his (Davis) stature…And I think what the Museum is doing with this symposium is right in order, because I think we shouldn’t be out celebrating Davis or the Confederacy, we should be trying to understand Davis and the Confederacy, which is what this Museum is about and this symposium. And I think that’s all well and good…And you shouldn’t think about Davis replacing Lincoln. I mean, that’s just nonsensical.

Dr. Arnold M. Huskins
Augusta, Ga.