Category: History

Ed Prell, from out of the ether

Richfield, Minnesota August 22, 2020 Dear friends and family, This is a one-size-fits-all message. I’m in frequent touch with many of you. If it’s been a long while for you, I’d love to catch up with you. But first, I’m reaching out because of the November 3 elections. I have no connection or role in …

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Happiness is a warm gun

Was Slavery a Factor in the Second Amendment? By Carl T. Bogus, May 24, 2018   Every mass shooting, like the most recent at Santa Fe High School in Texas that left 10 people dead, reignites a passionate debate over the Second Amendment. For many Americans, if there is an image that comes to mind …

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Another myth done gone…

George and Martha Washington enslaved 300 people. Let’s start with their names. By Michele L. Norris, June 26, 2020 at 7:27 p.m. CDT   Since this moment of reckoning has led to a prickly discussion about our Founding Fathers’ slave-owning pasts, let us take a moment, starting with George Washington, to think about the people …

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Must come down

You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument By Caroline Randall Williams, June 26, 2020   NASHVILLE — I have rape-colored skin. My light-brown-blackness is a living testament to the rules, the practices, the causes of the Old South. If there are those who want to remember the legacy of the Confederacy, …

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You may rejoice, I must mourn

  The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro By Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852, at Rochester, New York’s Corinthian Hall, addressing the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to …

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Don’t know much about history

Today’s sermon at National Cathedral was delivered by Reverend William J. Barber II, a minister and political activist (Co-Chair, Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival and President and Senior Lecturer, Repairers of the Breach). He obviously is not Episcopalian as the sermon lasted well over 15 minutes… His text was The Message …

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Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?

  “A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with …

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