Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Alabama Division SCV Commander's Response to the Sensationalist Call for Removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from AL State Trooper Insignia

There are some politicians resorting to sensationalism to gain personal acclaim and recognition, instead of working for productive government for all Alabamians. 

Black, White, Indian, Hispanic, Protestant, Catholic and Jewish Confederate Veterans stood as ONE in thousands of battles during Lincoln’s war to collect revenue and afterwards attended Confederate Veterans Reunions TOGETHER and received Confederate Veterans Pensions from the Southern States.
(See Photos of Black Confederate Veterans at the 41st United Confederate Veterans Reunion in Montgomery on June 2, 3, 4 and 5, 1931 from the Scrapbook of the 41st Reunion in the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  And see the attached photo of the Last Confederate Reunion in 1944 on the steps of Alabama’s Capitol, also at the Archives) 

“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” 
Booker T. Washington

Commander of the Alabama Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans,

Gary Carlyle, December 18, 2015

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