I don’t need to explain why HB 148 won’t remove the “stain on North Carolina”

Large Confederate flag flying on private property in Lincoln County, N.C. Photo by Wilhelm Kühner (2017).

“I don’t think I need to explain why we want to repeal it. It’s a stain on North Carolina, and I just think it’s something that needs to come out of the constitution.” — Republican Rep. Michael Speciale of New Bern (News & Observer)

Going mobile in Catawba County, N.C. Photo by Wilhelm Kühner (2016).
April 26, 2017: N.C. Senate passes SB 145.
Six flags flying in Lincoln County, N.C. Photo by Wilhelm Kühner (2016).

“These conditions arose from a mass of voters who after thirty years experience were too ignorant to understand the issues, too irresponsible to consider them and too prejudiced to appreciate them.” — William Walton Kitchin

Daily Concord Standard (Concord, N.C.), September 1, 1899.
April 27, 2017: N.C. House expected to pass HB 330.

“The amendment will be maligned and misrepresented by every one whose future depends upon the votes of ignorant negroes, but this child of the Democracy with her face set firmly towards white supremacy, her heart full of faith in honest, fearless, white manhood…will succeed...” — William Walton Kitchin

Going mobile in Conover, N.C. Photo by Wilhelm Kühner (2016).
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Wilhelm Kühner

Pruning the “tangled thicket” of Kühner (Keener) Genealogie in Amerika and reflecting on its relevance to current events.