A textbook distributed to Virginia fourth-graders says that thousands of African Americans fought for the South during the Civil War…
Slaves were totally committed to the Confederate cause, which was totally about tariffs in any case! What evidence does she have for this racist-abetting nonsense?
The passage appears in “Our Virginia: Past and Present,” which was distributed in the state’s public elementary schools for the first time last month. The author, Joy Masoff, who is not a trained historian but has written several books, said she found the information about black Confederate soldiers primarily through Internet research, which turned up work by members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Wow, that’s convincing! Hopefully she was able to get Strom Thurmond’s thoughts on the subject before his death too.