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The African-American roots and Civil War origins of Memorial Day

So let the truth be told that was never told to you in school and let it be remembered that Memorial Day never stood for commemorating any war; it stood for celebrating the United States’ achievement in overcoming the most inhumane socio-political-economic system practiced in Western civilization at that time.

How unfortunate that the later devolution of the reconstruction effort by President Andrew Johnson re-enslaved African-Americans in a horrible culture of Jim Crow. How horrible still that we have yet to pluck out it out of our system.

Telling the true stories our of our history drive the hoe that will pluck those weeds.
h/t Carlito Rovera and Blue Street Journal

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