Tag Archives: slavery

George Washington – 2021

Today America celebrates President’s Day to honor past presidents, but especially George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. New York only recognizes George Washington on his birthday of February 22, 1732 almost three hundred years ago. Gilbert Stuart painted the Father of the Nation as a white man as had countless other artists, however historically many English […]

Sojourner Truth State Park

Donald J Trump purchased 436-acres of wetlands in the 1990s for $2 million. He hoped to develop a golf course, telling then-Governor Pataki, “”I hope that these 436 acres of property will turn into one of the most beautiful parks anywhere in the world.” Westchester and Putnam County rejected his plans and refused to allow […]

The Evil of Slavery

Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army, has been widely cited for stating that the Civil War was not about slavery. Modern supporters of the South add to this quote that not every southerner owned slaves and claim the defense of Dixie was to protect State’s Rights. Unapologetic slavery advocates say that African and […]

The True Meaning of the Stars And Bars

The Stars and Bars of the Confederate nation was was raised over the South Carolina State House on April 11, 1961 to commemorate the centennial celebration of the War Between The States and a year later the state’s all-white legislators enacted a law to continue flying the flag as a protest against the civil rights […]

KING LEOPOLD’S GHOST BY Adam Hochschild

Can you judge a book by its cover? Certainly not KING LEOPOLD’S GHOST, unless you have an inkling that Josef Conrad’s THE HEART OF DARKNESS was based on his six months of visiting the hellish Congo Free State plantation dotting the Congo River and that Kurtz was not one man but many fervently seeking their fortune […]