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The More Things Change…

Representative Elijah Adams Morse, of Massachusetts, quoted in the Alexandria Gazette, May 31, 1890. ‘Let my right hand forget its cunning and my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth when I make patriots and traitors equal, or when … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s Version of Andrew Johnson’s Last Speech as President

And when my term began to draw to a close, & I saw that but little time remained wherein to defeat justice, to further exasperate the people, & to complete my unique & unprecedented record, I fell to & gathered … Continue reading

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Andrew Johnson Argues Against Reconstruction Laws Passed by Congress in A December 3, 1867 Message (continued)

It is manifestly and avowedly the object of these laws to confer upon Negroes the privilege of voting and to disfranchise such a number of white citizens as will give the former a clear majority at all elections in the … Continue reading

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Racists In the White House: Andrew Johnson’s December 3, 1867 Message to Congress

The peculiar qualities which should characterize any people who are fit to decide upon the management of public affairs for a great state have seldom been combined. It is the glory of white men to know that they have had … Continue reading

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Racists in the White House: Andrew Johnson’s December 3, 1867 Message to Congress

The blacks in the South are entitled to be well and humanely governed, and to have the protection of just laws for all their rights of person and property. If it were practicable at this time to give them a … Continue reading

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Disunion Movement – Alexandria Gazette, Nov. 1, 1860

In the last issue of the Atlantic, Ga., American, we find some account of a Democratic meeting held in Appling county, in Georgia. It is reported to have been one of the largest and most enthusiastic political gatherings ever witnessed … Continue reading

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60 Minutes: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu with Anderson Cooper on Confederate Statues

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Ohio Congressman Proposes to Prohibit Confederate Monuments – May 24, 1890

Alexandria Gazette, p.2 And so an Ohio republican Congressman thinks the exhibition of Confederate flags and the erection of Confederate monuments in the South must be prohibited, and is consulting his colleagues about the advisablllity of introducing a resolution to … Continue reading

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Alexandria Monument Honors Murderer

An additional name, that of James W. Jackson, was added to the east side of the Alexandria Confederate Monument in 1900. Jackson, a civilian, was actually Alexandria’s first Civil War casualty, dying before any of the soldiers with whose names … Continue reading

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Virginia Committee Kills Bill to Allow Local Control of Confederate Monuments

Senate Bill 444, the Memorial for Veterans bill, introduced in the Virginia Senate by Senator Jennifer T. Wexton: Provides that a locality may remove, relocate, or alter a war monument or memorial, regardless of when erected. The Committee on Local … Continue reading

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