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Tue May 28, 2013, 09:39 AM

Something to consider…

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MrScorpio May 2013 OP
Brickbat May 2013 #1
LuvNewcastle May 2013 #2
MrScorpio May 2013 #3
Arkansas Granny May 2013 #4
JustAnotherGen May 2013 #5
Scuba May 2013 #6

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2013, 09:42 AM

1. Very interesting!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2013, 09:59 AM

2. It gives you something to think about.

I don't know if this story is true or not, but I was told when I was a kid that the old Miss. River bridge in Vicksburg was built by slaves. While they were sinking the pilings, some of the slaves fell down the tubes. It was deemed too much trouble to get them out, so they left them in there to die. That story always gave me chills.

A significant part of America's dark history is rooted in slavery and genocide. When we wonder why this country is so violent today, it's good to be mindful of that past.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #2)

Tue May 28, 2013, 10:01 AM

3. Slaves built much of this country

The White House, The Capital, Old NYC, all through the South

http://bobarnebeck.com/slaves.html

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2013, 10:05 AM

4. I did not know that.

I knew that slavery existed in the northern states as well as in the south, but you really don't hear much about it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2013, 10:33 AM

5. Very interesting

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2013, 10:55 AM

6. Conspicuously missing from our American history lessons. Thanks, MrScorpio.

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