On Thiz In History (our story)

War Dept. establishez Colored Troop Unitz in Civil War The first Colored Troops Louisiana Native Guards, 1861 Date: Fri, 1863-05-22 On this date in 1863 in North Carolina, the United States Department of War established the Bureau of Colored Troops, to help the Union Army fight the Civil War. Regiments of colored troops from all […]

Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid

by James DeWolf Perry One hundred and fifty years ago, on June 2, 1863, Union forces led by Harriet Tubman and Col. James Montgomery engaged in a daring and wildly successful raid up the Combahee River in South Carolina. The Combahee River Raid crippled local Confederate infrastructure, liberated 756 enslaved blacks, and earned Tubman well-deserved […]

Lincoln’s White Blind Spot: The Slaves Were the leading Actors in Their Own Emancipation

  As the Oscars are just passed, I’d like to contribute to the discussion of Stephen Spielberg‘s Lincoln that is still in theaters, will be moving to Netflix, HBO, and pay per view, and as celebrated by the liberal media, will be an influential cultural and political force for a long time. As a civil […]

The legend of Lincoln unchained

by Ezrah Aharone While “Django Unchained” is stirring controversy, Steven Spielberg’s movie, “Lincoln,” has unchained the legend of Lincoln to new mythic heights, without due challenge. Just as organizations like the NAACP denounced conservative-revisionist textbooks in Texas in 2010, they should denounce liberal-bent historical accounts that either ignorantly or deliberately fail to concede that “Abraham […]