James Loewen on telling the truth about Confederates and their latter day sympathizers

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Remapping Debate continues its interview with James Loewen, who is also the author of “Sundown Towns,” a book that describes the thousands of towns that, between 1890 and 1968, systematically excluded African-Americans from living within their borders. Part 3 of the interview begins with the February 1861 pro-secession appeal by a Georgia Supreme Court judge to the Virginia State Convention. The judge, Henry Benning, warned that the consequence of abolition would be that “our men will all be exterminated or expelled to wander as vagabonds…and as for our women, their fate will be too horrible to contemplate even in fancy.”