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14&Counting
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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re: University of Alabama system to review all building names, remove Confederate Army plaques
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Just fvckin insane. I'm reading the McCullough book "Pioneers" right now about the first settlers of Ohio.

It just makes me feel like a giant, doughboy pvssy.





I just read Empire of the Summer Moon. It won a Pulitzer. It's about Texas in the 19th century and the fights with the Comanche Nation. Texas was a violent and dangerous place. It's unreal how dangerous the Old West used to be.


Cobrasize
Alabama Fan
Birmingham
Member since Jun 2013
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re: University of Alabama system to review all building names, remove Confederate Army plaques
It’s amazing to me how any killers ever got caught For every murder, you have to think that 95% went unsolved or they arrested the wrong person. That time period is fascinating to me.


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TidalSurge1
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Ft Walton Beach
Member since Sep 2016
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re: University of Alabama system to review all building names, remove Confederate Army plaques
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Alabama Athletics @UA_Athletics · 3h

On June 19, 155 years ago, the last group of enslaved people in the U.S. were freed. Today, we recognize and celebrate #Juneteenth

Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ea4d7xSXkAA-sAc?format=jpg&name=small


To learn more about the history of #Juneteenth and how it is being celebrated locally, visit diversity.ua.edu/juneteenth/



TideWarrior
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Asheville/Chapel Hill NC
Member since Sep 2009
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re: University of Alabama system to review all building names, remove Confederate Army plaques
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On June 19, 155 years ago, the last group of enslaved people in the U.S. were freed


Except that is wrong.

June 19th is when the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas. A war measure put in place to free slaves only in confederate controlled states.

It was not until Dec 1865 when the 13th Amendment became officially a part of the Constitution that slavery in the country was abolished. Kentucky along with a few other states still had slavery and traded them up to December of 1865. So they were not the last group of slaves in the US.



moester75
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Anne Arundel County, MD
Member since Oct 2018
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re: University of Alabama system to review all building names, remove Confederate Army plaques
That is accurate Kentucky, Maryland, and Delaware were allowed by President Lincoln to maintain their forced servitude during the war. The radical republicans were raising utter hell about it in congress but President Lincoln was determined to keep those three states in the Union. Good factual post Warrior.


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TidalSurge1
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Ft Walton Beach
Member since Sep 2016
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re: University of Alabama system to review all building names, remove Confederate Army plaques
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Except that is wrong...

Why quibble about which date accurately marks the freeing of the last remaining pocket(s) of slavery in the USA? Regardless, the purpose of "Juneteenth" is to celebrate the abolishment of slavery, which should be celebrated. I'm proud of UA for promoting Juneteenth.

I agree UA should correct it. It's easy to do:
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On June 19, 155 years ago, the last group of enslaved people in the C.S.A. were freed. In December, 1865 the 13th Ammendment to the Constitution legally abolished slavery in the U.S.A.
This post was edited on 6/20 at 1:00 pm


Bobby OG Johnson
Member since Apr 2015
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re: University of Alabama system to review all building names, remove Confederate Army plaques
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The Hill
@thehill
Protesters tear down statues of Union general Ulysses S. Grant, national anthem lyricist Francis Scott Key


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1BamaRTR
New Orleans Saints Fan
In Your Head Blvd
Member since Apr 2015
15832 posts

re: University of Alabama system to review all building names, remove Confederate Army plaques
I doubt most of those idiots know anything about history


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JustGetItRight
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re: University of Alabama system to review all building names, remove Confederate Army plaques
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Why quibble about which date accurately marks the freeing of the last remaining pocket(s) of slavery in the USA?


Because truth should matter.

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Regardless, the purpose of "Juneteenth" is to celebrate the abolishment of slavery, which should be celebrated.


It should be celebrated. Jesus wasn’t born on 25-December either. Want to celebrate the end of slavery on 19-June, there is nothing wrong with that at all.

But a major university putting out a factually incorrect statement like that shouldn’t be deemed acceptable by anyone.

Your fix, however, is perfect.


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TideWarrior
Alabama Fan
Asheville/Chapel Hill NC
Member since Sep 2009
7652 posts

re: University of Alabama system to review all building names, remove Confederate Army plaques
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Why quibble about which date accurately marks the freeing of the last remaining pocket(s) of slavery in the USA? Regardless, the purpose of "Juneteenth" is to celebrate the abolishment of slavery, which should be celebrated. I'm proud of UA for promoting Juneteenth.

I agree UA should correct it. It's easy to do:


I agree on the support for the holiday just would rather people know facts about of our history like what the Emancipation Proclamation really did. We can not run from our history just learn from it. We can only do that if the truth is told.

Again in regards to the holiday all about supporting it.


TidalSurge1
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Member since Sep 2016
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re: University of Alabama system to review all building names, remove Confederate Army plaques
@ JustGetItRight & TideWarrior

Agreed.
This post was edited on 6/20 at 6:38 pm


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