Feb 22, 2016

Guess what he's describing.

"There has never been a multiracial society which has existed with such mutual intimacy and harmony in the history of the world."

                                                                                                                           Douglas Wilson

   Mr Wilson is describing slavery in the South, which he defends. The State of Tennessee was set to consider allowing church schools to be accredited by an organization he has founded. The vote was canceled after the slavery connection was pointed out to the sponsor, reported Nashville Scene. 

[Thanks to faithful Maryland* history of slavery editor Jay for pointing out this one!]

*During the American Civil War, fought in part over the issue of slavery, Maryland remained in the Union, though many of her citizens (and virtually all of her slaveholders) held strong sympathies towards the rebel Confederate States. Maryland, as a Union border state, was not included in President Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, which declared all slaves in Southern Confederate states to be free. Slavery would hang on in Maryland until the following year, when a constitutional convention was held which culminated in the passage of a new state constitution on November 1, 1864. Article 24 of that document at last outlawed the practice of slavery. The right to vote was extended to non-white males in the Maryland Constitution of 1867, which remains in effect today.

1 comment:

Jay Croft said...

Thanks. Yes, there were pro-slavery folks in Maryland. But notice that Maryland had a new Constitution in 1864, which hasn't happened yet in Alabama.

I readily agree that Maryland has the absolute worst state song. The Legislature here is working on it, but it appears to fit the definition of a camel:
"a horse built by a committee."