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Posted by Stacy Henry on 08/21/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “The Civil War, contd. Statues a diversionary move

Black People Own Slaves?
Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Nicolas Augustin Metoyer of Louisiana owned 13 slaves in 1830. He and his 12 family members collectively owned 215 slaves.

Editor's note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof, to whom these "amazing facts" are an homage.
(The Root) 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro No. 21: Did black people own slaves? If so, why?

One of the most vexing questions in African-American history is whether free African Americans themselves owned slaves. The short answer to this question, as you might suspect, is yes, of course; some free black people in this country bought and sold other black people, and did so at least since 1654, continuing to do so right through the Civil War. For me, the really fascinating questions about black slave-owning are how many black "masters" were involved, how many slaves did they own and why did they own slaves?

The answers to these questions are complex, and historians have been arguing for some time over whether free blacks purchased family members as slaves in order to protect them motivated, on the one hand, by benevolence and philanthropy, as historian Carter G. Woodson put it, or whether, on the other hand, they purchased other black people "as an act of exploitation," primarily to exploit their free labor for profit, just as white slave owners did. The evidence shows that, unfortunately, both things are true. The great African-American historian, John Hope Franklin, states this clearly: "The majority of Negro owners of slaves had some personal interest in their property." But, he admits, "There were instances, however, in which free Negroes had a real economic interest in the institution of slavery and held slaves in order to improve their economic status."

In a fascinating essay reviewing this controversy, R. Halliburton shows that free black people have owned slaves "in each of the thirteen original states and later in every state that countenanced slavery," at least since Anthony Johnson and his wife Mary went to court in Virginia in 1654 to obtain the services of their indentured servant, a black man, John Castor, for life.And for a time, free black people could even "own" the services of white indentured servants in Virginia as well. Free blacks owned slaves in Boston by 1724 and in Connecticut by 1783; by 1790, 48 black people in Maryland owned 143 slaves. One particularly notorious black Maryland farmer named Nat Butler "regularly purchased and sold Negroes for the Southern trade," Halliburton wrote.

Perhaps the most insidious or desperate attempt to defend the right of black people to own slaves was the statement made on the eve of the Civil War by a group of free people of color in New Orleans, offering their services to the Confederacy, in part because they were fearful for their own enslavement: "The free colored population [native] of Louisiana own slaves, and they are dearly attached to their native land and they are ready to shed their blood for her defense. They have no sympathy for abolitionism; no love for the North, but they have plenty for Louisiana They will fight for her in 1861 as they fought [to defend New Orleans from the British] in 1814-1815."

These guys were, to put it bluntly, opportunists par excellence: As Noah Andre Trudeau and James G. Hollandsworth Jr. explain, once the war broke out, some of these same black men formed 14 companies of a militia composed of 440 men and were organized by the governor in May 1861 into "the Native Guards, Louisiana," swearing to fight to defend the Confederacy. Although given no combat role, the Guards reaching a peak of 1,000 volunteers became the first Civil War unit to appoint black officers.

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Posted by Stacy Henry on 08/21/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Confederate rally in Hot Springs largely peaceful, met by larger counter-protest

Okay the comment about them being attacked is an absolute lie. You say there was no one around them you are a liar. In the video it plainly shows the Patriots Marching In silence To lay roses at the foot of the monument. And there or multiple people who cross the street screaming black lives matter at them. I'm assuming you are calling the police officers who held these groups apart Liars as well?. Then the comment ask Max a question... I guess this person assumes too much because it is obvious that the writer of this article is not Max considering there is another name under the title.
It was a confederate flag that was being burned not a bandana. And it was not that it would not like it was that the Hot Springs Police Department was everywhere and stopped it from being lit... I believe the reporter should do his own research because video shows 100% that these men were being screamed at black lives matters black lives matters and some did retaliate by saying all lives matter. I will pray for you all that God will show you the way to stop spreading your lies and hatred and I know that the author of this will go and watch the video and update his story

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Posted by Stacy Henry on 08/20/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “The Civil War, contd. Statues a diversionary move

I'm sorry but he says imagine if it were Muslims.. so maybe you should reread it.. it is all over the news that antifa and Anonymous we're going to attack the statues so why don't you use the Google button and figure it out the Arkansas State Police did a unofficial press release. And all I have to say to any of you who want to get on here and hate on me is read this…
These are the tactics of ISIS... and if you want to call Mr.Del Brock names then I call you ISIS..I CALL U DEMOCRATS..I CALL YOU IGNORANT OF HISTORY.. Robert E Lee was against slavery he only fought for the South because he did not want to take up arms against his home state of Virginia.. the Civil War happened folks a war where more Americans were killed than any other War and it should be a lesson.. it wasn't about slavery completely it was about some of the states wanting to succeed from the Union... the Emancipation Proclamation was signed two years before the war ended so if it was about slavery why didn't the war end then? In Germany the concentration camps are still there as a reminder so that they never returned to that and they never allow that to happen again.. I don't see any Jewish people picking up sticks pepper spray or anything else and taken to the streets and beating the living hell out of people. If those people were chaining Jews will not replace us..then they are stupid. And if people are chanting black lives matter but denounce that all lives matter what is that? that is black Supremacy.. all lives matter. I wish someone would tell me how this rally is a KKK rally when they have multiple races in their group? I will not be coming back to this page because every time I do it gives the writer of this ridiculous article a hit on his web page and he like John brummett are not worth my time. With that said I'm about you all to go out to Hot Springs today and find out the truth for yourself. I invite you all to go to multiple news sources to get your information not just one place. When Max and John argue that the president saying that there we're good people in Charlottesville..THEY ARE SAYING THE MURDER VICTIM HEATHER WAS NOT A GOOD PERSON.... I mean if there were no good people there as John and Max would have you believe then by default that is what they are saying thank you all for your comments and God bless the United States of America

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Posted by Stacy Henry on 08/19/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “The Civil War, contd. Statues a diversionary move

FYI ANTIFA TO ATTACK MONUMENTS TODAY AT 5 in LR,Searcy and Jackson port ASP PRESS RELEASE. I can NOT imagine WHY Brantley is not reporting this!!!!

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Posted by Stacy Henry on 08/18/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “The Civil War, contd. Statues a diversionary move

THEY WERE CHANTING YOU WILL NOT REPLACE US... NOT JEWS.. good lawd check the hearing aid

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Posted by Stacy Henry on 08/18/2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “The boys on the tracks are back

your a sick evil man

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Posted by Stacy Henry on 08/29/2016 at 4:15 PM

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