Even Nazi prisoners of war in Texas were shocked at how black people were treated in the South
Heather Gilligan
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By some contemporary accounts, minus lynching, life in the rural South hardly reflects progress as we measure it by Yankee standards. I cannot imagine one northern White teacher invoking a Civil War day that celebrates the Confederate legacy. Yet, it has been happening in the South. Many Southerners still embrace the idea of cesession — openly.

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