Saturday, August 21, 2010

Report on the 2010 Letter to President Obama


The letter was mailed on May 1, 2010 to President Barack H. Obama. There were a total of 48 co-signatures for the letter. President Obama sent a wreath to the Arlington Confederate monument and the African American Civil War memorial. He did not reply to our letter as of 8/15/10.

The History News Network did have our letter online with a link from their main page and additionally our letter from last year.

2010 Letter on the History News Network

2009 Letter on the History News Network

The letters and links to news articles about the letter are on the blog, as are the reports on the letters and additional information.

As a result of these letters I was interviewed for a planned article in the Washingtonian about President Obama and the Civil War Sesquicentennial and how Obama should and will mark the Sesquicentennial.

I am planning on writing a 2011 letter and making this an annual effort until a president ceases to send a wreath to the Arlington Confederate monument. It allows us to get the issues of Federal government support for neo-Confederacy before the public, and to raise other issues about neo-Confederacy and the Lost Cause.
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