Monday, January 9, 2017

Rayford W. Logan's book "The Betrayal of the Negro"

Rayford W. Logan's book, "The Betrayal of the Negro: From Rutherford B. Hayes to Woodrow Wilson" is a classic and major work of African American history. It is about the oppression of African Americans from after the fall of Reconstruction in 1877 to the end of Woodrow Wilson's term and show how the political system betrayed African Americans rights as human beings.

It is widely available in libraries and you can order it online and often it is in book stores. It is well worth reading. In reading it you will understand the context of the acceptance of having a Confederate monument erected in Arlington National Cemetery. The monument is the crowning of the triumph of white supremacy in American and the defeat of African American civil rights.

These are some links to learn about the book.

This is the wikipedia page on Rayford Logan:

Besides blogging on the effort to convince President-Elect Donald Trump not to send a wreath to the Arlington Confederate Monument, I am also going to be blogging items about the times when this monument went up so that this white supremacist monument is seen as a phenomenon of a white supremacist time.

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