The group Citizens To Save Our Parks
in Memphis is offering a commemorative coin as a fundraiser to help in its
efforts to prevent the re-naming of Forrest Park, Confederate Park, and
Jefferson Davis Park by the Memphis City Council. See http://citizenstosaveourparks.org and click
on "Background" for more information.
If you are interested, see the above website and click on
Officer Tyrone Crowley has some hard-copy printouts. The coin is $11, shipping included.
Movie" About the CSS Alabama Available on Internet
very creative fellow named Robert Lloyd has created some interesting and
educational "audio movies" about "Heroes in History", one
of whom is famed Confederate Admiral Rapahel Semmes. If you are interested, the link to the
"audio movie" about Semmes and the CSSAlabama ("scourge of the Union Navy") is http://www.heroesinhistorymovies.com/?page_id=160 The story starts in World War II with a short
piece about a descendant of Admiral Raphael Semmes, then moves on to the story
of the CSS Alabama.
Abbeville Institute Available on Internet
At its Scholars' Conference in
Charleston back in November, Dr. Clyde
Wilson of the Abbeville Institute
received the R E Lee Award from SCV
National Commander Michael Givens.
There is lots of thought-provoking material for Confederate-heritage
lovers on the Abbeville Institute website at http://www.abbevilleinstitute.org Institute president Dr. Donald Livingston,
familiar to us from S D Lee Institute lecture series, states that there are two
American traditions, the Lincolnian and the Jeffersonian, and that the
"Southern tradition" is simply "a regional version of the older
Jeffersonian Americanism". Look at
this website, browse its varied material, and consider joining.