The fact that Jefferson Davis played a role in giving the Civil War its name and that the name is a product of the losers writing the history of a war they started to defend the enslavement of black people makes me want to banish the term.
For reasons unknown, I was leafing (virtually) the other day through Varina Davis's memoir of her late husband, Jefferson Davis, entitled (as you might expect) Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America (1890). Show More Summary
North Carolina Governor Patrick McCrory is not old enough to have fought for the Confederacy. He likely doesn’t remember the Civil Rights campaigns of the 1950s and 1960s. McCrory is a well-known Duke Energy businessman who served seven terms as the mayor of Charlotte. Show More Summary
Paul Krugman: Greg Sargent finds Marco Rubio trying to redefine the nature of budget blackmail… >declaring that it’s not about Republicans threatening to shut down the government unless Obama defunds heath reform; it’s about Obama threatening to shut down the government unless he gets to implement the law. Show More Summary
Thomas Jefferson said at his first inauguration in March of 1801: "We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists." Two hundred twelve years and a...
The D.C. International was held from June 27-July 1, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia.The tournament was played as a single section over nine rounds of Swiss system. 71 players...Show More Summary
There's been a skirmish or two in the comments on my recent Op-Ed article on the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library in Biloxi, Miss.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews is at it again: While speaking with Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee yesterday about his recent switch to the Democratic party, Matthews said today's Republican party is the home of Confederate president...Show More Summary
Brooks Simpson has learned from the Richmond Police Department that there is no report related to a supposed vandalism incident that took place on Thursday at the Jefferson Davis Monument in Richmond. According to the police: ““We can find no record of such an incident ever occurring.” According to the report, Mr. Walker called the [...]
There are still no updates to the story of a VCU student who supposedly prevented two white males from vandalizing the Jefferson Davis monument in Richmond on Thursday evening. The Richmond-Times Dispatch has been contacted and is looking into this story as has the Richmond Police for further information. The story was made public by [...]
Jefferson Davis, the first and last President of the Confederate States of America, advocated a paternalistic approach to slaveholding. He believed that white rule over black slaves was beneficial and benevolent toward blacks. Davis claimed that this was how he managed his own plantation. Show More Summary
Two Mississippi counties are facing lawsuits filed by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) that seek injunctions to compel election officials in Jefferson Davis and Walthall Counties to clean up their voter rolls. The two cases could have a nationwide ripple effect if the plaintiffs prevail. Show More Summary
It's either a piece of state history, or a blight and an embarrassment. Two football fields wide, the monument at Georgia's Stone Mountain depicts the only president of the confederate states, Jefferson Davis, along with generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. According to the local NBC station 11 Alive, the Georgia carving, the largest [...]
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Isn't it ironic that it would be political suicide for any of our elected leaders of today to follow in the footsteps of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson or Abraham Lincoln? May we as a nation recognize again the need to pray to the Almighty and may He again bless this country.
19th Century Era 6. Jefferson Davis, D-Miss., 1808-89: A two-term senator viewed as the leader of the South in Congress, Davis wound up becoming the president of the Confederacy. Davis had been part of the "Committee of Thirteen" to try and avoid war, but once Mississippi …
Rebel President Jefferson Davis Tim Murphy at Mother Jones has written a terrific feature informing us of a sickening story: When a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks was unveiled in the Capitol's Statuary Hall in late February, it joined an exclusive club. Show More Summary
Today is the one-hundred and fifty-second anniversary of Jeff Davis learning that he was president of the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis,...
The KKK warns that they are planning the largest rally in the history of Memphis, over the renaming of three city parks. Confederate Park will now be known as Memphis Park and Jefferson Davis park was renamed Mississippi River Park. Nathan Bedford Park, named for a historical leader of the KKK will now be called [...]Show More Summary
The Memphis City Council has voted to rename three parks that honor the Confederacy. Confederate Park becomes Memphis Park, Jefferson Davis Park changes to Mississippi River Park and Nathan Bedford Forrest Park is now Health Sciences Park. Show More Summary