Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Confederates of Color Before and After the Emancipation Proclamation by Earl Ijames


Whitehall Memorial Park Dedication Service

He spoke at the dedication above which featured my Grandfather's words on the monument.

"I say we cannot know your suffering, but this we do know; We love and honour you, veterans, and are justly proud of the heritage you have given us. Just so long as warm blood flows in the veins of man, so long will the words 'Confederate Veteran' cause that blood to tingle with glorious pride, and, if there be one among us, born in our glorious Southland who is not so thrilled, every drop of stagnant blood proclaims him bastard to the South-a coward to all the world."   
--Joseph Powell Pippen, Esq.
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