In fact, to students of American History like myself, Alexander Stephens “cornerstone speech” is extremely well known. That text is routinely used by Yankees as “the one and only” rationale for Southern secession.
Many of us here in Rappahannock use our local library, and know just how rare, unique and special it is. It may be smaller than some, but it is mighty.
In response to the death of Castro, the Black Lives Matter Movement posted a piece in Medium titled, Lessons from Fidel: Black Lives Matter and the Transition of El Comandante.
History is the study of past events including human affairs. America, the great melting pot, where people of many cultures and histories have been assembled, continues to struggle with diversity.
Three years ago I volunteered to co-chair the Northern Shenandoah Valley chapter of ComingToTheTable, a group dedicated to healing the wounds of slavery and of the systemic racism in its aftermath.
While I'm encouraged that you, Mr. Mills can state, ‘Black lives matter,’ but not support the BLM organization, actually, we’re on the same page.
Finally, Wes, the you’re-a-commie thing went out with Richard Nixon. I fear you are stuck in the past. It is one thing to say you support the message Black lives matter.
We are writing to express our wholehearted support of the Joint Resolution for Improved Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Calming Measures, created by the Sperryville Community Alliance (SCA).
It goes without saying that Commonwealth Attorney Goff is entitled to his opinions about the actions of Governor Northam with respect to the statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond. But the language Mr. Goff uses to express his opinion is most unfortunate.
Something is wrong when the chairman of the Planning Commission deliberately, maliciously and with forethought excludes three members of the commission from a meeting and thereby disenfranchises 3/5’s of county residents in order to further his own political/philosophical views.
Sunday night at Eldon Farms about 500 people gathered — every one of them masked and six feet apart. The music was spectacular, the rhetoric soaring and the sense of community and unity and solidarity in moving forward with long-delayed justice was palpable.
If you look at the recent photos of Monument Avenue in Richmond, and consider that the activists today (June 20) were interdicting entrance into their “autonomous area,” I think you have to agree that this sounds like that “insurrection” that the governor constitutionally should suppress.
The letter, thinly disguised as praise for Dominic, downplays the importance of Black lives by refusing to acknowledge the BLM slogan and superimposing All Lives Matter.
“I’ve always understood that we went to war on account of the thing we quarreled with the north about. I’ve never heard of any other cause than slavery.”
All Americans will benefit if our country gets serious about truly dismantling the painful architecture of discrimination against African Americans that began on Virginia soil more than 400 years ago.
Be it known that The Rappahannock Clergy Association stands with biblical tradition against all forms of racism, prejudice, and injustice. We earnestly pray for peace and reconciliation.