Sunday, February 16, 2014

Conspiracy by propagandists

“Mr. Ed Bearss, who served as Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994 said:

“’I don’t want to call it a conspiracy to ignore the role of Blacks both above and below the Mason-Dixon Line, but it was definitely a tendency that began around 1910.’”

‘A Southern Black History Month Tribute’

(Much of that tendency came from the South, as most white and black Confederate soldiers were dead, and a white generation that knew only fear, and not respect, of blacks were in political and economic power. The children of those whites were my grandparents, and they passed to my parents the undisputed idea that blacks were good only for field and farm, that no black man ever made contribution to American science or mechanics, and the only role Southern blacks served in the Civil War was as servants to white officers. Northern historians assumed the same ideas. Those who call themselves historians but who ignore unpleasant ideas are nothing but propagandists.)

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