Confederate History Month

Confederate History Month is not an ancient tradition.  The practice of declaring April, the month of surrender at Appomattox, to be a month set aside to remember this sorry war appears to have caught on only in the 1990s.  Why would such a thing take off as recently as it did?

I think that the answer lies in the way I learned a lot about the Old South.  His name was MacMullen, and by the time he settled into a lawn chair in front of the Perrine Ace Hardware store nearly every day he was a very old man.  It was the early 1970s, and old MacMullen had seen a lot of changes take place.  He eagerly told to a young white boy who was willing to listen to what he had to say.

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