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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Cumberland County’s interim schools superintendent this week canceled a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a school environmental initiative because the program’s mascot, Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette, owned slaves. 35 “I think in lieu of what’s going on around the nation and the sensitivity to issues concerning the history of slavery in the country, there was concern there that it may be offensive to some members of our community,” Superintendent Tim Kinlaw said, citing recent protests and violence surrounding Confederate Civil War monuments. Biographers say Lafayette, a Frenchman who was a major general in the Continental Army, was an abolitionist who purchased slaves with the intent of freeing them. In 1783, Fayetteville was the first of several towns in America to be named for him, and he visited with fanfare in 1825. Lafayette died in 1834, 27 years before the Civil War.
originally posted by: jjkenobi
The people trying to remove history think Trump is a Nazi and white people alive today are racist slave owners. For the life of me I can't understand why anyone cares what they think or pays them any attention.
Tbh though, most people don't know much history, especially historically. "I hate history" is a phrase I've heard uttered a few times in my life.
The American independence movement was sparked by growing political and economic tensions between the American colonists and Great Britain. Following independence, the new nation faced many challenges while trying to build a stable system of democratic governance for the newly established federal republic.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: network dude
I don't agree with the decision to cancel the event, but canceling an event isn't "removing history". You can still learn about this guy from other sources.
originally posted by: illuminnaughty
Slaves built the white house lol Knock it down