Republican lawmakers in South Carolina want to erect a statue that honors black soldiers who served during the Civil War — but the side they served on will have liberals freaking out.
According to The Associated Press, state Reps. Bill Chumley and Mike Burns say they want to honor those African-American soldiers for the Confederacy who are often forgotten in history books.
Of course, the push for this statue comes amid massive controversy surrounding Confederate statues.
All across the United States, liberals are pulling down statues and erasing America’s history.
“This monument can help educate current and future generations of a little-known — but important — part of South Carolina history,” Burns said, according to CNN.
“These African-Americans, like many of their Caucasian contemporaries, stepped up to defend their home state during a tumultuous time in our country’s history. Their service has largely been overlooked or forgotten.”
Liberals are already starting to lose their minds over the proposal, some of them even claiming that there is no evidence that blacks ever served the Confederacy.
Walter Edgar, director of the University of South Carolina’s Institute for Southern Studies said: “In all my years of research, I can say I have seen no documentation of black South Carolina soldiers fighting for the Confederacy.”
“In fact, when secession came, the state turned down free (blacks) who wanted to volunteer because they didn’t want armed persons of color,” he continued, according to The Associated Press.
History disagrees with Edgar. “Serving” in the army doesn’t necessarily mean fighting in combat.
Columbia resident Walter Curry’s has proof that his great-great-great grandmother Lavinia Thompson served as a cook in the Confederacy from 1863 until 1865.
“I was taught black soldiers only fought for the Union. I kind of experienced a cognitive dissonance,” Curry said, according to the AP. “Black Confederates have been overlooked because some people will say they were fighting on the wrong side. That’s not true. Some had no choice in the matter. Some did. Some fought because they wanted to fight for their home state. That’s sacrifice.”
There’s also Henry “Dad” Brown, a free black man who served the Confederate army as a drummer. Brown already has a historical marker in the Palmetto State, according to the AP.
But those are facts that liberals choose to ignore.
If this statue does become reality, expect massive protests in the streets.
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