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Writing black troops out of Civil War history paved way for Jim Crow

"If we don't tell our own story it will not be told."

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Some sobering notes on African American equality

The fact that institutionalized racism persist in our country is rooted in the historical reality of 250 years of slavery followed, after a brief period of civil war and democratic reconstruction, by over seventy years of Jim Crow terror and state sanctioned racist discrimination.