The Ethnic Origins of Confederate First Lady Varina Howell Davis, Wife of Jefferson Davis.
Mrs. Jefferson Davis, First Lady of the Confederate States of America
Whenever one is addressing a controversial topic – in this case, the Confederacy – I believe it is important to immediately explain why.
When I was a college student (at a liberal institution in NY), a Southern professor came one year to deliver a lecture about why the Confederate flag should be embraced and she was booed off stage (and off campus) immediately after she started speaking.
I think that was wrong, mostly because we are pretty lucky that we don’t live in, say the Soviet Union or Saudi Arabia, places where an individual does not even have a basic right to express their opinion or to live and practice religion (or other cultural traditions) as they choose.
*Did you know that Jews…
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