Tag: black history month

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2021 marks the 150th anniversary of the Congressional Medal of Honor (MOH). Over time, the Medal of Honor changed in its meaning, moving from the only United States military award to America’s most prestigious military award. To accommodate degrees of recognition, for accomplishment or merit, Congress and the military services added a variety of medals, […]

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Black History Month.  Some movie recommendations I’ve heard about from conservative thinkers.  I saw Uncle Tom and plan to watch the rest.  Enjoy. Uncle Tom – The film explores the personal journeys of America’s most misunderstood political and cultural groups:  The American Black Conservative Tomas Sowell:  Common Sense in a Senseless World – The story […]

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Black History the Way It Should Be Done

 

I just wanted to take the opportunity to share a podcast I started recording last year. Instead of woke historical revisionism, there are fascinating stories in black history that are worth telling. If there are any creative film production companies, they might even see some potential for great films that are different from the endless sequels and prequels.

Podcast: Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

 

I’ve been kicking around the idea of doing a podcast for some time now and I’ve finally got around to doing it. Apropos of Black History Month, I’m going back through a book I read years ago by William C. Nell called Colored Patriots of the American Revolution.

Nell is basically the reason we’re familiar with Crispus Attucks. He and several others asked the Massachusetts legislature to erect a monument to Attucks as an honor to the first martyr of the Revolution. The committee handling the petition said someone else, a boy, had died earlier so their claim wasn’t valid.

At this point, the mid-18th century, the story about Attucks had been nearly forgotten. Nell began an intensive research effort to interview survivors and relatives to compile a record of these black patriots for posterity. His book is the product of that research.