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08:27 min | 3 months ago

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"Represents. It is The date that Gordon Granger, United States Army General Gordon Granger comes to Galveston to take over the state. Most people think that slavery ended. Excuse me that the war ended. When Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse in April of 18 65. It did not. They kept fighting. The army of the Trans Mississippi kept fighting and they surrendered at the beginning of June. And that's why Granger could go into Texas and say, take over the territory and say that slavery was over. So it's not a matter of enslaved people not knowing. About the Emancipation Proclamation they knew about the Emancipation Proclamation. But the proclamation could not go into effect anywhere that the union Army was not in control. So it's not them sitting around, you know, not knowledgeable working for two years in ignorance of the fact that the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed, you know, it could not work. I mean, it was not like the Confederates would read it and say, Oh, you know, able Lincoln has made this proclamation. It's all over now. No, they kept fighting. And what this represents, is the triumph to me. This is what I take it as the triumph of the United States Army over the Confederate Army. And with largely with the help With the incredible help of black men who left plantations and join the union effort. So ju teeth ends slavery in Texas, and it is the result of the final surrender of the of the Confederate army. So it doesnt end slavery. Totally. There are other states that have different days for emancipation. When you know when I think South Carolina celebrates the You know, January 1st as Emancipation Day and other places do other days, But Juneteenth is specifically about Texas. But it's also about the surrender. Final surrender of the Confederate army. And and and I would say, And I think this is really important. I'd like to emphasize this enslave people didn't know. I mean, they knew everything that white people knew and not in terms of education and going to school, but things that are going on in the in the society. They heard people talking about it. They would have seated in newspapers. Some people were literate. They knew what was happening. It's just that you can't do anything about it. If until the military side of things had been settled. Duke. Thank you and keep calling us. Um, Meanwhile, Texas Governor Abbott signed legislation just a few weeks ago, dubbed by several publications like The Dallas Morning News. As the anti critical race theory bill, But critical race theory is something as I understand it that's taught in law school. Around the country. So for you as a historian, what is that Bill? What is this conversation that's broken out mostly in conservative media. About Well, I'm a historian and a law professor and one of the people, you know. Yes. I'm at Harvard Law School. Have a joint appointment. Uh, You know one of my classmates Kim Crenshaw. Was one of the originators, one of the founders of the critical race theory move movement We were, you know, and Derek Bell, her mentor, who was also at Harvard Law School, was also extra mental and starting this Uh, this is a law school class. I find it really hard and it's not even at every law school, you know? Uh right now there, you know, there are people who are students who are Agitating to have more critical race theory, people teaching, so it's in law schools. It's not widespread, even in law school, so I find it hard to believe that actual critical race theory is being taught. K through 12. What? As near as I can tell from the newspapers, it seems to be a situation where people are saying any talk about race. It's critical race theory, but Critical race theorists all talk about race, but not people. Not everyone who talks about race is a critical race theorist. Uh there's more to it than that, and It's really just in my mind. It's a culture war. Uh, red herring. That's designed to take people's attention. From what you know what I think again. This is all very subjective to me that things other things that we should be focusing on. Rather than that the culture war. Getting people riled up about stuff sells, but You know, you know. What are you going to do? How are you going to talk about? I'm puzzled how in Texas in particular, How are you going to talk about the Republic of Texas without talking about its Constitution? Was 18 36 Constitution, which explicitly protects Slavery, who, which also says that African American people can't become citizens of Texas that they can't Move their free blacks can't move there and live without the permission of the government. I mean, That's in the document. This is not my interpretation. It's there in the document, the United States Constitution Kind of pussyfoot around slavery talking about, you know persons held to service. Uh, who we know what they're talking about. But the Texas Constitution is full throttled. Support of the institution of slavery because they had left Mexico out of insecurity about what Mexican Mexican government was going to do about slavery. I mean, there were other things there were other issues that were involved. So is that just filling in a fuller picture of history? Or is that something called critical race theory? Think that's fulfilling in a fuller picture of history. I mean, the the truth is that there are a lot of things that happened in the past, for which many people feel ashamed. And you know, there's this tendency to want to To glorify You know, hero of heroes in the past or even thinking about their families. Maybe Things that they're great. Great. Great grandparents did that We're not great. I mean, there were people there religions. People got lynched the Constitution. Somebody wrote that constitution. And other people. Suppose supported that, and there's no getting around the fact that it's there. I don't understand why people can't say yes. Those times were bad. Yes, those people did those things and it was they made a mistake. We repudiate that, But we're going to build a new future. I I don't understand. Why anybody thinks that white child Living today. Learning about this, if they should learn would think that their hostage To whatever sentiments and whatever feelings Those people had that they are responsible for them. They're not And what they are responsible for, I think would be to say you know who we were. This is not these are not American values anymore. And we are the American values that of today that we choose to To, uh to support today and go on from there. Nobody should be made to feel guilty about these kinds of things, but it's not. But I well understand why people looking at this past Might feel bad saying that these kinds of things happen, but you can't hide it. Robin Astoria. You're on w N. Y. C with Annette Gordon Reed. Hi, Rob. Other, Brian Um, so I just wanted to make a quick comment. I am from a little town outside of Houston as well. It's called Sugarland. Oh, yes. Growing up there for 18 years? Yes. You know, I never learned about its history. And the fact that it was pretty much built. On The backs of enslaved people. And you know, growing up there. I saw the income inequality. I saw the Much segregated schools. You cross the train tracks by the sugar factory, and it just completely changes, so I just wanted to make that comment. Yeah. Sugar Land has there was you may have read about an article about a discovery of of graves in sugar land that it was..

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10:40 min | 3 months ago

"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"I'm Rose Scott. It had been some time since a new federal holiday was established. The last Martin Luther King Jr. Day signed into law back in 1983 by then President Ronald Reagan. This week history again as President Joe Biden signed a bill to establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday. If you're not sure of the details regarding June 19th 18 65 Juneteenth Historian in Georgia State assistant professor Tiffany player who also specializes in African American history, U. S history and women's history. Well, she's going to explain it all to you, Professor player. Thank you for taking the time. This is your NPR debut. Thank you so much. It's a pleasure to be with you today. Let's begin here because I do think it's fitting to begin by recognizing the tenacity of one woman who was in attendance as President Biden signed the bill making June two. Making Juneteenth the federal law and that woman is 94 year old. Hopefully which I know you're familiar with. What do you want to say about her? As we get started? I mean, I think you know her presence. Her efforts to kind of get this to become, you know, kind of federally recognized is just the epitome of the significance of June 19 as an important moment in American history. I mean, and I think it really the fact that We see this living breathing woman who is an elder in her community and the work that she's done over the decades to kind of try to make this a reality, and it is wonderful that she was able to be a part of that signing this week. Professor player if you can come a little closer, I don't know. Are you gonna you know, laptop or desktop? Okay, volumes up. Okay. I've got a full volume. Okay, There we go. That's better in 321. And so let me ask you this Professor, Did you ever hold in your mind possibility of Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday? Honestly, um, no, not a federal holiday. I mean, in part because of just the politics involved and be significant struggle in debate that ensued over Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. As you know, a national hero and, um Honoring him with the federal holiday, So I did not think that this would happened. Um, but, you know, I think the fact that Juneteenth is bigger than kind of this commemoration as a federal holiday has always been, um Basis for community activism. Um, and for family, you know, kind of traditions. And so I think in that way, it's great that this happening this week and that we are around to kind of witness that, But I also think the spirit of unity. Um has a much longer history than a federal Holiday, and that's kind of what I really want to kind of touch on a bit today, and we'll talk about that because I want to get your thoughts on this. What is most often repeated as a fact. Regarding June team, but it really isn't accurate. I mean, I think for a lot of people, um in the United States who kind of want to distill history into really discreet factoids they want kind of when was the end of slavery still point The Emancipation Proclamation, which actually didn't in slavery? Um No point to, um Juneteenth, for example, as the date in which slavery end ended, and that wasn't the case. The 13th amendment actually ratified in December. 18 65 provided the legal, you know, kind of basis for abolishing the institution of slavery. Except, um With regards to the commission of a crime. And so you know, I think that's The fact that is usually like repeated often times like this is when slavery ended or that Enslaved, You know, enslaved people in Texas, um, actually weren't aware of the developments of the Civil war or that Major General Granger when he arrived in Galveston, Texas, Um on June 19th 18 65 that he was kind of announcing something that people were ignorant of, and I think that that does a disservice to the memory of people who were living during that time. They were absolutely aware of what was going on. But they were held by people who wanted to perpetuate the institution of slavery. And I think we should note and you can touch on this too. Because you are. The historian won't talk about that day, June 19th 18 65. But in the significance of that moment of General Granger On that day in Texas. What happened after that? What was the movement after that? Sure, I mean, when Major General Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, I mean, he did so with nearly 1800 Union soldiers, some of whom were African American men. So imagine this, um Kind of contingent of union military might really able to kind of subdue the last vestiges of the Confederate Trans Mississippi. Um, army, right? I mean, this is Texas is the westernmost Confederate state. Um, fighting continued after General Lee had surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse in April. 18 65, And so you know, Granger. With the Emancipation Proclamation is that it required or relied on the advance of union troops. And so with the fact that the emancipation Proclamation um kind of proclaimed that that enslaved people who were in the states that were in rebellion against the United States, um were now free. It could only be enforced if union forces were able to kind of make that happen. And That's what happened on that in June, 19th 18 65 and so having enslaved people, you know, kind of hear this proclamation that the people of Texas, um, are informed that all slaves are free was a powerful message that Granger was delivering alongside African American men who had risked their physical safety to, um kind of, um Usher in the end of the institution of slavery. And professor player for folks who may not know at this time had Texas you mentioned in rebellion of the rest of the nation. But heck was Texas the only state that had still had enslave black folks at this time? No. So the Emancipation Proclamation is really interesting, You know, kind of document, and it's a very political document, and it was a document that was crafted for military expedience. And so you have you have border states like Maryland like Delaware, like Kentucky Lake Missouri, who have enslaved people who were allowed to keep enslaved people because they remained in the union. I mean, the Emancipation Proclamation was directed towards Confederate states. It made it difficult for the union forces to, um, kind of Exert military influence over Confederate occupied territories. So as union forces are gaining more victories, they are able to kind of go in to these Confederate occupied territories and liberate enslaved people. And so, Texas ends up being one of the last places in which enslaved people are kind of notified that they now have the protection of the U. S military. Um And that the institution of slavery, Um it's on its way out. If you're just joining the program, this is closer look, and I'm Rose. Scott, and the conversation at the moment is about Juneteenth. Now, if federal holiday my guess is my guest is historian, an assistant professor of history at Georgia State University. Tiffany player professor player You just said moments ago. Let's clear this up. Slavery did not end on Juneteenth. You made that very clear. Take that further for our listeners. Right? It is the 13th amendment that's ratified in December. 18 65 that ushers in the legal, You know, kind of end to the institution of slavery, But Juneteenth becomes or June 19th becomes the symbolic end. For the institution of slavery, Um, in part because of the proclamation that's issued by General Granger. And, you know, having the presence of African Americans kind of hearing this, um, is something that you know Juneteenth became Holiday that was celebrated primarily in Texas or originated in Texas and then spread to other African American communities. But it's more symbolic than um, kind of legal in its, UM, foundation. So let's move to the present and now because in this moment, and Juneteenth is now federal holiday Given all concerns about critical race theory being taught in our schools. There's some irony in all of this, right? Uh um, yes. I mean, I think that, you know, just in kind of like reading about how this came to be the speed with which this, um new federal holiday was put, um, was made a reality is something that I think, um Is certainly indicative of our present moment kind of the dual arguments about CRT critical race theory and that kind of celebration of Juneteenth as a national holiday. Juneteenth has always been about, um, kind of an honest reckoning with the centrality.

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01:49 min | 3 months ago

"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on KOMO

"Buying opportunities after two down days for the Dow on Wall Street. I'm Jessica Edinger, the history of the Juneteenth holiday and its rise to nationwide recognition. I'm Kathy Foster. All ahead on America in the morning. Now. Seven minutes after the hour history was made yesterday as Juneteenth June 19th is now officially a federal holiday. Washington correspondent Linda Kenyon has the story. You're gonna see me dancing in the street. I tell you, I'm so happy. I don't know what to do. That's 94 year old Opal Lee affectionately referred to as the grandmother of Juneteenth. She's pushed for the day to become a national holiday for years, and now it is at a White House signing ceremony, Li described a momentous day of June 19th. 18 65 General Gordon Granger, um, made his way. To Galveston, with some 7000 colored troops they were from Illinois was in New York, and he had and Red General Order number three. That said that all the slaves were free for slaves in Texas. The news that they were free came 2.5 years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at a town called Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia in signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, President Biden said the importance of this day must never be forgotten by making Juneteenth a federal holiday. All Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history..

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01:57 min | 3 months ago

"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Has sided with a Catholic foster care agency that cited its religious beliefs for excluding gay couples as foster parents. Jackie Quinn, Washington data breach at Carnival Cruise Lines will have the latest Investors may look for some buying opportunities after two down days for the Dow on Wall Street. I'm Jessica and anger the history of the Juneteenth holiday and its rise to nationwide recognition. I'm Kathy Foster. All ahead on America in the morning. Now. Seven minutes after the hour history was made yesterday as Juneteenth June 19th is now officially a federal holiday. Washington correspondent Linda Kenyon has the story. You're gonna see me dancing in the street. I tell you, I'm so happy. I don't know what to do. That's 94 year old Opal Lee affectionately referred to as the grandmother of Juneteenth. She's pushed for the day to become a national holiday for years, and now it is at a White House signing ceremony. Li described a momentous day of June 19th 18 65 General Gordon Granger in Made his way. To Galveston, with some 7000 colored troops they were from Illinois is in New York, and he had and Red General Order number three. That said that all the slaves were free for slaves in Texas. The news that they were free came 2.5 years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at a town called Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia in signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, President Biden said the importance of this day must never be forgotten by making Juneteenth a federal holiday. All Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history..

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01:49 min | 3 months ago

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"June 19th is now officially of federal holiday. You're gonna see me dancing in the street. I tell you, I'm so happy. I don't know what to do. That's 94 year old Opal Lee affectionately referred to as the grandmother of Juneteenth. She's pushed for the day to become a national holiday for years, and now it is at a White House signing ceremony, Li described a momentous day of June 19th. 18 65 General Gordon Granger, um, made his way. To Galveston, with some 7000 colored troops they were from Illinois was in New York, and he had and Red General Order number three. That said that all the slaves were free for slaves in Texas. The news that they were free came 2.5 years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at a town called Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia in signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, President Biden said the importance of this day must never be forgotten by making Juneteenth a federal holiday. All Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history. Celebrate progress and grapple. The distance. We come With additions we have to travel because, says the president, this is not just a day of remembrance and reckoning. It's a time to repair racial divisions. This is his day profound in my view, profound weight and profound power. Day in which remember The moral stain the terrible toll. Slavery took on the country. And continues to take its also a day, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for

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Juneteenth Becomes a National Holiday

"June 19th is now officially of federal holiday. You're gonna see me dancing in the street. I tell you, I'm so happy. I don't know what to do. That's 94 year old Opal Lee affectionately referred to as the grandmother of Juneteenth. She's pushed for the day to become a national holiday for years, and now it is at a White House signing ceremony, Li described a momentous day of June 19th. 18 65 General Gordon Granger, um, made his way. To Galveston, with some 7000 colored troops they were from Illinois was in New York, and he had and Red General Order number three. That said that all the slaves were free for slaves in Texas. The news that they were free came 2.5 years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at a town called Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia in signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, President Biden said the importance of this day must never be forgotten by making Juneteenth a federal holiday. All Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history. Celebrate progress and grapple. The distance. We come With additions we have to travel because, says the president, this is not just a day of remembrance and reckoning. It's a time to repair racial divisions. This is his day profound in my view, profound weight and profound power. Day in which remember The moral stain the terrible toll. Slavery took on the country. And continues to take its also a day, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for

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01:42 min | 3 months ago

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"Reports that Juneteenth that is June 19th is now officially of federal holiday. You're gonna see me dancing in the street. I tell you, I'm so happy. I don't know what to do. That's 94 year old Opal Lee affectionately referred to as the grandmother of Juneteenth. She's pushed for the day to become a national holiday for years, and now it is at a White House signing ceremony, Li described a momentous day of June 19th. 18 65 General Gordon Granger, um, made his way. To Galveston, with some 7000 colored troops they were from Illinois was in New York, and he had and Red General Order number three. That said that all the slaves were free for slaves in Texas. The news that they were free came 2.5 years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at a town called Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia in signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, President Biden said the importance of this day must never be forgotten by making Juneteenth a federal holiday. All Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history. Celebrate progress and grapple. The distance. We come With additions we have to travel because, says the president, this is not just a day of remembrance and reckoning. It's a time to repair racial divisions. This is his day profound in my view, profound weight and profound power. Day in which remember The moral stain the.

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01:44 min | 3 months ago

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"Correspondent Linda Kenyon reports that Juneteenth that is June 19th is now officially a federal holiday. You're gonna see me dancing in the street. I tell you, I'm so happy. I don't know what to do. That's 94 year old Opal Lee affectionately referred to as the grandmother of Juneteenth. She's pushed for the day to become a national holiday for years, and now it is At a White House signing ceremony, Li described a momentous day of June 19th 18 65 General Gordon Granger made his way. To Galveston, with some 7000 colored troops they were from Illinois was in New York, and he had and Red General Order number three. That said that all the slaves were free for slaves in Texas. The news that they were free came 2.5 years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at a town called Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. In signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. President Biden said the importance of this day must never be forgotten by making Juneteenth a federal holiday. All Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history. Celebrate progress and grapple. The distance. We come Traditions. We have to travel because, says the president, this is not just a day of remembrance and reckoning. It's a time to repair racial divisions. This is his day profound in my view, profound weight and profound power. Day in which we remember The moral stain.

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08:42 min | 3 months ago

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"Although liberating millions of slaves was not the original purpose of the Civil War. It was one of the historic outcomes and little by little, the Lincoln Administration and the Nation. Started coming to terms with the enormous humanitarian challenge that lay ahead. Howard University's Edna Greene Medford Congress had authorized an American Friedman's inquiry commission in 18 63, and they sent people through the South. Just looking at the conditions of the formerly enslaved people who had already been freed as a consequence of the emancipation Proclamation, and we're living in areas that were under, uh, Union control. And so they discovered then that there was all of the suffering. Um, um, from from just having been released from slavery, you know, overnight and then having No way to take care of themselves and the government not being able to do it. The defeat of the Confederacy is rebellion against the United States was looming in 18 65 near Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. General Robert E. Lee would surrender to his union counterpart, Ulysses S. Grant. Would mark the end of the Civil war. Just five weeks earlier, the federal Freedman's bureau officially named the U. S Bureau of Refugees, Friedman and abandoned lands came into existence. Congress establishes this agency under the war department. And the basic reason for its existence is to ensure the survival of the freed people to protect their rights to make sure that they can survive with the basic necessities. So so the Freedman's bureau is attempting to provide food. Clothing, shelter medical care there, making sure that marriages are legalized because of slave marriages had not been legalized before emancipation. Um, So they're doing all of these things to try to help the freed people to make their transition from slavery to freedom. By and large most Friedman had no cash, no money. David Blight, they had some material capital often in tools. I mean, particularly if they managed to get to union lines from cotton operation, say in Georgia or out in the Mississippi Valley. They might bring some tools with him so they weren't utterly without physical capital. They also were not without Certain kind of moral capital. They had They had knowledge. They had a lot of expertise. I mean, clearly we know they were farmers. They were. They were excellent gardeners. They know how to grow their food. Um, blacks, blacksmith, blacksmiths, Coopers, all sorts of you know, uh, Teamsters they worked worked with horses worked with animals livestock. Had raised hogs had raised cattle. Uh, they understood animal husbandry in so many ways. As the union Army came through. Some southern whites fled the area because they had been connected to the Confederacy. They left their lands behind. Others had land confiscated because they did not pay the taxes. That we're supposed to be paid when the war started, Even though they had seceded from the union. They were expected to still pay taxes, because, uh, of course, secession was illegal, and so that land was supposed to be distributed. To the freed people. Sherman General Sherman had attempted to distribute some of that land in January of 18 65 in the area of the South Carolina Sea Islands. Uh, and the lands between Charleston and Northern Florida. That land was supposed to be set aside for the freed people, uh, a vast stretch of tear it. It was a vast stretch of territory. Absolutely. And it was supposed to be divided into 40 acres, and some people actually got access to that land, but the land was returned. Because Andrew Johnson, who was certainly not up to the presidency, after the assassination of Lincoln decided to, um, pardon those persons who had been involved so intimately with the Confederacy and return their lands to them. Consequently throwing the African Americans who had been cultivating the land off of that property boy that must have been 1/10 seen. It was tragic to people who had thought that now they had the opportunity to be truly free because in an area where The measure of wealth. The measure of freedom is in land ownership. If you don't have that it means you're not much better off than being enslaved. And so you have heart breaking stories of people being told by General 00 Howard, who was the commission of the Freedman's bureau. That they would have to return their land to the former owners, and they're telling him you know this. This is not fair. We were your friends and you are returning the land to your enemies. And so you have really poignant letters and petitions from freed people. About the fact that they're not being allowed to have access to this land. Hey, Hi ho home picking cotton all day. Hey. Hi ho Not picking away. My folk knows I'm working, they know won't be no shirt him. This is from a petition to the Freedman's Bureau Submit. Did by the committee of Friedman on a dist. Oh Island in South Carolina, October 18 65. We are at the mercy of those who were combined to prevent us from getting land enough to lay our father's bones upon We have property and horses, cattle carriages and articles of furniture. But we are landless and homeless from the homes we have lived in in the past. So who was general Oliver Otis Howard, who led the Freedman's bureau. A general Howard was a union general. He was sometimes called the Christian General because of his strong religious convictions. Uh, he knew firsthand suffering. Of the freed people. And so when he became commissioner, the Freedman's bureau he did attempt to do something to alleviate that suffering. But of course his hands were tied. He would he never had enough staff. There was never enough money allocated to take care of all of these people would destitute And so I think that he was he did as best he could given the circumstances, given the fact that the country will really was not totally committed. Trying to improve the conditions of formerly enslaved people. If we think the refugee issue is royal in our politics now, the Freedman's bureau was An extraordinarily controversial agency. Yale University is David Blight. Are you going to take my tax money? Now to go down. Yes, we had to defeat the Confederacy. Yes, we had to defeat the south. Yes, we had to free the slaves in order to win this war. But what will we wait a minute? Now you're going to take my tax money and feed all these people. And build them schools, recreate their dredge their harbors and rebuild their roads and their cities. Uh, wait a minute. We've never done that before. Um, the purpose of the Freedman's bureau that was explicit in its founding. They were to provide food. Medical supplies. They actually established clinics. Uh, Hospitals of a kind, Uh, schools and colleges. The United States was trying to manage turmoil in the aftermath of the civil war. Millions of people were suffering. African Americans, but also southern whites had been dislocated by the war Historians sometimes called the Freedman's Bureau, America's.

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02:38 min | 5 months ago

"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"E a rally update brings you something you might Not no 156 years ago today, actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth shot and kill President Abraham Lincoln and Washington D. C. The murder occurred just five days after General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, ending the Civil War. Here are a few little known facts about Lincoln's assassination. For short is John Wilkes Booth wasn't Abe Lincoln's only enemy. There were five other failed assassination attempts before the fatal wound at Ford's Theater. Everything from random bullets fired at Lincoln as he was riding his horse to a Confederate plot to blow up the White House. Ruth had been planning the killing for months, even attending Lincoln's second inaugural address photographs show the 26 year old actor in the crap he let her tell a friend. What an excellent chance I had to kill the president. If I had wished on inauguration debt. 42 days later. John Wilkes Booth would pull the trigger. The original plan was this move, along with his co conspirators would kill Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, secretary of state Seward and Vice President Johnson. The only person actually killed that night was Abraham Lincoln. And here's something else. You might not know. The search of fine John Wilkes Booth after the assassination was one of the biggest manhunts in human history. Within 10,000 soldiers, police officers and civilians scoured D C and the surrounding areas to find the killer. Authorities offered a $100,000 bounty for the assassination. That's millions in today's money. It was the first time in history photographs were used on wanted posters. And, of course, the photograph was John Wilkes Booth. He was ultimately found in a barn in Virginia 12. Days later, the assassin was shot in the neck and died within hours. Final words useless, useless is for accomplices were eventually hanged for their crimes, including Marissa Rot, the first woman ever put to death by the American government. It is a fascinating story filled with some of history's most remarkable figures. My book killing Lincoln. Captures Lincoln's assassination and the manhunt in great detail..

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"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

07:59 min | 8 months ago

"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"May l. He's here. No broadcasting from the underground command post from the bowels of a hidden bunker somewhere under the brick and steel of a nondescript building wave. Once again make contact with their leader than mine. Love, then hello, America. Mark Levin are numbers 87738138118773813811 just to show you how preposterous joy Reid. Any other really mental lightweights in the media are When they dare to compare job buying the Abraham Lincoln. Joe Biden was a segregationist early in his career. Abraham Lincoln. Well, I guess we can pull down the Joe Biden monuments, then, right? I want to remind you about Abraham Lincoln. Because the truth shall set you free. We cannot allow these lies to stand. In November, 18 64 Abraham Lincoln won a resounding electoral victory over Democrat George McClellan. We had removed a few years earlier is major general the Union Army. Although McClellan was popular with the troops, Lincoln lost Trust in McClellan, due to his indecisiveness and at times defiance. Lincoln's reelection initially in some doubt, was improved significantly by a number of union battlefield victories of the late summer of 18 64. Especially the Battle of Atlanta and the march to the sea, led by Major General William comes from Sherman. March 4th 18 65 of his second inauguration. And on a day that began with miserable weather and heavy rain. Thinking gave what many, including Lincoln himself, considered his greatest speech wasn't as good as you know, Biden's but nonetheless. Yes, even more profound than the Gettysburg Address. It was a speech delivered. Is the civil war seemed to be coming to a close. Was important victories in South and North Carolina's well as Virginia. Among other places. Need 36 days later, Confederate General Robert E. Lee, which surrendered Appomattox Courthouse on April 9 18 65. Tragically. 41 days after his second inauguration, Lincoln would be assassinated by John Wilkes built Booth on April 14 18 65. Booth, along with other conspirators, was among the onlookers in the crowd that inauguration day. Also president listening attentively to Lincoln speech was Frederick Douglass. The former slave was a courageous and outspoken leader, the abolitionist movement. Douglas was originally skeptical of Lincoln's commitment, ending slavery. But after their meeting and Lincoln's issuance of the immense of place from proclamation on January 1 18 63, among other things, Rhetoric, dollars became a and admire. Douglas also attended the inaugural reception at the White House that evening. Was initially prevented. From entering the east Room by policemen. He pushed his way past them and was quickly noticed by Lincoln. As Douglas himself recounted. Lincoln called out Here comes my friend Douglas. Taken shook Frederick Douglass his hand and said Douglas, I served in the crowd today, listening to my inaugural address. There's no man's opinion that I value more than yours. What do you think of it? And Douglas replied, Mr Lincoln. It was a sacred effort. Will be the last time Douglas with see Lincoln. In a sacred effort it Woz. On so many levels. Lincoln's second inaugural addresses among most impressive of all speeches delivered by history's great statesman. Course It wasn't as good as the Bidens. I'm just pointing that out, although a mere 703 words and seven minutes in duration. Not much longer than the 271 word. Gettysburg address. The second shortest inaugural speech of any president Barge George Washington's second inaugural speech. Lincoln could have claimed vindication or gloated about the unions all but certain triumph. There's so many political Democrats would have In fact, the speeches devoid of the kind of endless personal references to self Familiar in the pros of modern presidents. Nor did Lincoln set forth a long list of specific task confronting the nation and attempt to rally the people to their discharge is many had expected. Instead as it Gettysburg. Lincoln delivered the ideal speech. A speech where every word was carefully chosen every sense, carefully structured. Was a tour de force not only in its precision, but more importantly. For its message of tolerance and reconciliation. He not only gave a message of tolerance and reconciliation. He acted to do exactly that. Lincoln knew well that every corner of the country had been impacted by the war. The casualties were unimaginable, with hundreds of thousands dead. Postwar reconstruction would be an incredibly difficult and complex task involving the restoration of the economy, rebuilding cities and towns, assimilating regions promoting racial harmony, caring for the maimed and widows. Legal and constitutional challenges and so much more. The Lincoln would not live the lead the reconstruction efforts. Spirit and direction of his intentions could not have been clear. Were best exemplified by these magnificent and most memorable words. With malice toward none with charity for all When the course of the war, Lincoln was known to pray, frequently seeking strength from God and his hand and guidance. Some noted, including Frederick Douglass that Lincoln speech seen fashioned after sermon. You know why they keep reprinting? Biden Sounds like he's a priest. Giving a biblical term He sounds Angelique, get it. In fact, nearly half the speech invokes references to God or Scripture. They could spoke of the world due to those by whom the offensive slavery came. He observed that both Northern's and senators, Southerners read the same Bible pray to the same God and each evokes his aid against the other. The prayers of both could not be answered, he said. Lincoln proclaimed that American slavery was a blight that God now wills to remove. Despite the tolls and lives and treasure, the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. There's ever any doubt that the sum of war was fought not only to maintain the union, but in the end the drive the heart of slavery from the land. There was no more Reported by numerous for ally observers that when Lincoln began a second inaugural address the stormy weather clouds of the day gave way to the light of a shining sun. It's an image that underscores Lincoln's exception. Al Itty. It was not only an extraordinary president, but a remarkable man. Was wisdom will continue to span generations. That was written by my father, Jackie, live in and I want to read to you. The second inaugural address won't take long. At the second appearing to take the oath of president of up of the Presidential Office. There's less occasion for an extended address, and there wasn't the first. You said in your hands..

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"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

03:31 min | 1 year ago

"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on KTOK

"Going Faulconer live Sunday April nineteenth the twenty fifth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing Katie okay we'll have a special presentation of remembrance at eight PM I had just dropped the kids off at school I remember it was a gorgeous day the Oklahoma city project a dramatic presentation by city Rep actual stories of survivors first responders witnesses and others Sunday April nineteenth at eight PM on a M. one thousand K. T. okay now the around the update brings you something you might not know one hundred fifty five years ago to day actor and Confederate fanatic John Wilkes booth shot and killed the greatest president this country has ever had Abraham Lincoln the murder occurred just five days after general Lee's surrendered his army at Appomattox courthouse Virginia ending the American Civil War here are a few little known facts about one of our country's greatest tragedies for starters booth wasn't Lincoln's only enemy there were more than five failed assassination attempt on the president before the final shots at Ford's theater everything from random bullets while Lincoln was riding his horse to a Confederate plot to blow up the White House John Wilkes booth had been planning the murder for months even attending Lincoln's second inaugural address photograph show the twenty six year old actor in the crowd he later told a friend quote what an excellent chance I had to kill the president if I had wished on inauguration day on call forty two days later both would pull the trigger and here's something else you might not know this search to find John Wilkes booth after the assassination was one of the largest manhunts in human history more than ten thousand soldiers cops civilians scoured Washington DC and the surrounding areas to find the assassin authorities offered a one hundred thousand dollar bounty for any information about booth it was the first time in history photographs were used on wanted posters and original copy of one of those posters fetch thirty seven thousand dollars an option just three years ago John Wilkes booth was ultimately found in a barn in Virginia twelve days later killer was shot in the neck by a man named Boston Corbett and died within hours whose final words useless useless for accomplices were eventually hanged including Mary Surratt the first woman put to death by the American government it is a fascinating story filled with some of history's most remarkable figures my best selling book killing Lincoln captures the murder and the man hunting great detail more than three million people have read it back after this there are thousands of abandoned animals in the USA that need our help I am partnering with delta rescue the largest no kill care for life animal sanctuary in the world founded by actor Leo Grillo who left Hollywood to devote his life to saving abandoned animals delta animal sanctuary is a one of a kind rescue unit they are staffed by trained attendants who look after each animal providing them water treats toys.

"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on KGO 810

"Of high pressure across northern Great Plains will promote a good deal of sunshine dry but chilly weather from the Dakotas southward across Iowa and Nebraska as a leading edge of this cold air pushes southward across the southern plains it could spark strong to severe thunderstorms across northeastern Texas this afternoon a powerful cold front will sweep across the eastern United States today along and ahead of this cold front thunderstorms may become strong to severe from southeastern New York to northern Virginia strong winds will also develop ahead of this cold front across the mid Atlantic into New England today with gusts of forty five to fifty five miles per hour possible meanwhile chilly air already in place across northern New England will promote snowfall today and tonight snow will be heaviest across northern Maine with snowfall totals of one to two feet possible in high winds producing blizzard conditions today and tonight in the wake of this cold front strong winds will usher in much colder weather across the Great Lakes and Ohio valley today this colder air will result in some snow or rain changing to snow snow may accumulate a few inches across portions of western upper Michigan and northwestern Pennsylvania and that's the nation's whether I'm accu weather dot com meteorologist Mike listening it's Thursday April ninth it was on this date in eighteen sixty five Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to union lieutenant general Ulysses S. grant at Appomattox courthouse in Virginia on this date in nineteen sixty three British statesman Winston Churchill was proclaimed to you S. citizen by president Kennedy coming up will the movie trolls world tour be hair raising we find out on the Hollywood minute coming up a little later it's twenty five till this is America in the morning I'm John trout coronaviruses claimed the lives of more than fourteen thousand people in the United States but the numbers appear to be waning and not increasing.

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"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Costco and several other grocery stores opening early this morning for seniors I'm Joe Wilson news radio twelve hundred W. away on cloudy skies today very good chance of thunderstorms this afternoon into this evening highs in the upper eighties tomorrow cloudy skies slight chance of showers highs right around seventy eight on Saturday cloudy skies good chance of thunderstorms highs in the mid to upper seventies in on Easter Sunday sunshine highs right around eighty degrees seventy one right now stay home work three days till Easter Sunday fourteen days two weeks of the NFL draft it will be done virtually bring it on we'll start the six o'clock hour as we always do back in the day April ninth it was one hundred and fifty five years ago eighteen sixty five better general Robert E. Lee surrendered to union general Ulysses S. grant at Appomattox courthouse in Virginia the band wrote a song about it that's how big it was back enough fifty eight years ago nineteen sixty two Rita Moreno won best supporting actress for West Side Story which was the year's Best Picture you know where's grandma on one date and time the Netflix remake of fifty five years ago nineteen sixty five the Astrodome opened with an exhibition game between the Astros and the Yankees and this is a trivia question you need to know this Megan Mickey mantle hit the stadium's first home run so whenever that comes up you'll say Mickey.

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"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on KOMO

"Nation a large sprawling area of high pressure across northern Great Plains will promote a good deal of sunshine dry but chilly weather from the Dakotas southward across Iowa and Nebraska as a leading edge of this cold air pushes southward across the southern plains it could spark strong to severe thunderstorms across northeastern Texas this afternoon a powerful cold front will sweep across the eastern United States today along ahead of this cold front thunderstorms may become strong disappear from southeastern New York to northern Virginia strong winds will also develop ahead of this cold front across the mid Atlantic into New England today with gusts of forty five to fifty five miles per hour possible meanwhile chilly air already in place across northern New England will promote snowfall today and tonight snow will be heaviest across northern Maine with snowfall totals of one to two feet possible and high winds producing blizzard conditions today and tonight in the wake of this cold front strong winds will usher in much colder weather across the Great Lakes and Ohio valley today this colder air will result in some snow and rain changing to snow snow may accumulate a few inches across portions of western upper Michigan and northwestern Pennsylvania and that's the nation's whether I'm accu weather dot com meteorologist Mike listening it's Thursday April ninth it was on this date in eighteen sixty five Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to union lieutenant general Ulysses S. grant at Appomattox courthouse in Virginia on this date in nineteen sixty three British statesman Winston Churchill was proclaimed a U. S. citizen by president Kennedy coming up will the movie trolls world tour be hair raising we find out on the Hollywood minute coming up a little later it's twenty five till this is America in the morning I'm John trout no viruses claimed the lives of more than fourteen thousand people in the United States but the numbers appear to be waning and not increasing.

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"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"A large sprawling area of high pressure across northern Great Plains will promote a good deal of sunshine dry but chilly weather from the Dakotas southward across Iowa and Nebraska as a leading edge of this cold air pushes southward across the southern plains it could spark strong to severe thunderstorms across northeastern Texas this afternoon a powerful cold front will sweep across the eastern United States today along ahead of this cold front thunderstorms may become strong to severe from southeastern New York to northern Virginia strong winds will also develop ahead of this cold front across the mid Atlantic into New England today with gusts of forty five to fifty five miles per hour possible meanwhile chilly air already in place across northern New England will promote snowfall today and tonight snow will be heaviest across northern Maine with snowfall totals of one to two feet possible and high winds producing blizzard conditions today and tonight in the wake of this cold front strong winds will usher in much colder weather across the Great Lakes and Ohio valley today this colder air will result in some snow the rain changing to snow snow may accumulate a few inches across portions of western upper Michigan and northwestern Pennsylvania and that's the nation's whether I'm accu weather dot com meteorologist Mike listening it's Thursday April ninth it was on this date in eighteen sixty five Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to union lieutenant general Ulysses S. grant at Appomattox courthouse in Virginia on this date in nineteen sixty three British statesman Winston Churchill was proclaimed a U. S. listen by president Kennedy coming up will the movie trolls world tour be hair raising we find out on the Hollywood minute coming up a little later it's twenty five till this is America in the morning I'm John trout coronaviruses claimed the lives of more than fourteen thousand people in the United States but the numbers appear to be waning and not increasing.

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"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Greetings from Hollywood movies and gentleman last week I announced but Gary Cooper would be with us tonight the stock would you not there in the plains man for two weeks Garry's been working in the water making scenes were sold at sea the result is a severe cold and a high temperature but ignoring both Gary has insisted on rehearsing he protested his position that we have a show to put on and that Dacic crown that is placed a night is here at the microphone it wasn't until late last night that we succeeded in talking about it he finally gave in and at this moment at home and in bed I know you are join me in wishing him a speedy recovery stepping into the breach with the greatest best characteristic of a true friend and great actor is Fredric March the potter while Bill Hickok is rather close to my heart I entrusted to Mister March with gratitude and the complete assurance that in his hands and wait only knew on a and now what about our story on the ninth of April in eighteen sixty five generals Lee and grant melted a farmhouse in Appomattox courthouse Virginia and required some president signed a document whose words have been written in the life blood of nearly five hundred thousand Americans the wall between the states was over the signatures were scarcely dry when the eyes of the nation turned westward I'm sorry beyond the Mississippi a fabulous empire yet untamed land of pandering bison herds and savage Indians into this territory for the legions of Americans whose fates and fortunes have been scattered by the wall and the hordes of immigrants who flooded from Europe to stake their homes on the sweeping plains some found peace some town riches and some found that at the point of a sixty shooters and scalping knives brother was no Sunday west of junction city no law western Hayes today I know god rest of Gotham City how diverse background respond the Plainsman the first of a series of pictures based on the magnificent pageant of American history and the times sung heroes yes there is which I'm continuing with the story of John locate the buccaneer medic March will again stop for me and the role of this amazing pirate while Bill Hickok was not an outlaw it was a frontier marshal the gentleman and the cleaners shot in the west and always in his shadow was equally compelling character of calamity Jane my good fortune in securing gene authors alignment in the screen version is repeated tonight no star is better equipped by nature and ability well there's kind of a role also from the original cast comes quite a haul resuming the role of Jack McCall Mr house current paramount harem is make way for tomorrow your own Fontaine a young actress rapidly rising at RKO studios plays lilies are cutting and Paul Harvey as head as you have on hand and now we set our courses along the trail of the plan is to the west their prize about Hollywood audience reach the rising of the curtain at the luxe radio theatre presents the Plainsman starring Fredric March and Gina with part a hard Joan Fontaine and Paul Harris among the soldiers both of the wall between the state the man known to his friends and his.

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"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"appomattox courthouse" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"A click bait world by writing the same just about that yeah rounds of layoffs wow since the nineties yeah out well because I know that when I was at the beacon journal sold several times are you optimistic about the craft because I look over at the athletic I look over your young guys at at Cleveland dot com I look at the other specialty sites dog pound and their dog pound daily I'm optimistic that there's a lot of tell I just know we pay him that's exactly at the talon is not the problem question is in fact most of the time when I talk to younger people what media that you get ready have a couple drops at once you know it because they'll be they'll be markets for writers and then if you do video that's great but you might have to baby so some real state on the side if you know what I know on radio or some out you would be shocked only people you think are actually full time who were not yeah they are working piecemeal and that's probably what it's going to be the the idea of doing it like I have for you know when I covered Appomattox courthouse this grant showing up with the money quote I was there I was in the other side in a general way he just want to get this thing on one side of the road I was on the other side you go that but in terms of of now you're right and and they're interesting writers and I bought I hope the athletic makes it because they've they've saved a lot of us older ones too and combine it with some young ones and I mean it the weird thing is that if you combine all my internet numbers with still what the point yourselves in that I'm probably read more than ever in my life I think you are I I think you have a national audience I did your America's best sports writer and I really appreciate your taking the time all warnings with the Indians are America Cabot doing the doing the Cavaliers are Chris either I mean the Browns rather interested or doing a calf all of us if you combine all those numbers even in the heyday newspapers were read more now respect they're trying to turn it in the money that's the problem okay trying don't give up and thank you my friend happy new year join us in.

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