Thursday, August 30, 2012
THINGS MY TEACHER DIDN'T TELL ME...
August 24 1862 Lincoln thinks colonization (deportation of free blacks) is necessary to quell northern apprehension. To accelerate colonization efforts, Lincoln names Kansas Senator Samuel Pomeroy as commissioner of colonization.
August 25 1862 Thaddeus Stevens aimed this criticism of the President: “How unexpectedly the Pres’t is applying our appropriation for a purpose never intended by Congress. I moved the appropriation of a half a million for general colonization purposes, but never thought new and independent colonies were to be planted – I intended it to aid in sending to Haiti, Liberia, and other places the liberated Dist. of Columbia slaves.’”
Photo: Why is the white child in and among the blacks? I guess Southerners didn't believe in Colonization...Fact is, this is a perfectly normal occurrence in the South.