TIL some of the slaves freed from Charleston SC during the civil war organized a March at a race track where union soldiers had died in what is known as the first memorial day observance (a year before other states, and 3 years prior to the first national observance).

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See we need stuff like this is history books. History may have already happened but we learn new things and it’s a very narrow view often. This is important to the country. These men and women did an incredibly nice and honorable thing when they themselves were likely struggling and going through a lot of stuff, and the work wouldn’t have been easy.

samantha00008

On memorial day a lieutenant colonel in the army tried to give a speech on this in Ohio; they cut off his microphone.

Kingsolomanhere

And some retired officer got his mic cut off in Ohio for stating this during a Memorial day speech.

ranak12

TURN THE MIC DOWN ON THIS KIND OF HISTORY

Choppergold

Meanwhile, all that lost causer bullshit somehow sneaks in to textbooks. I blame Texas.

roccoccoSafredi