Who Will Tell The Story of the Secession?
Posted on December 22, 2010 by Stefanie Brown, NAACP National Field Director
Cross-posted from Politic365
Some say that time heals all wounds. Some also seem to believe that the passage of time means that you can rewrite history as well. In fact, 150 years after slavery was eradicated from this country, people from South Carolina to Texas to Mississippi are attempting to reshape the collective memory of oppression in the United States and downplay the impact of its lessons.
On Monday night, the South Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans held a Secession Ball in Charleston – the most active North American slave port. This ball, the first in a series of national events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start to the Civil War, featured dining, dancing and a theatrical re-enactment of the signing of the Ordinance of Secession.