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God, I’m sick 🤒
I keep feeling the history in the Central Virginia woods we moved to. Battles all around here. Bloody, brutal, smoke and the smell of death. Men camping near here or here perhaps. Civilians Women, Children suffered at the hands of Sherman’s March. Flashback 😢
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down… @LevonHelmRamble This week,
Richmond’s #RobertELee Statue was cut apart at his waist and hauled away. They hacked at his grave covering to find the elusive time capsule. Graffiti covered stone. Gleeful crowd cheered on the desecration.
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@107Wchv #RobertELee Surrendering saved Thousands of Tired Union And Confederate Troops. He was a Soldier, Military Leader, and He Ended the War between the States. It wasn’t just about slavery. About the “public parks”: Without statues, ownership should revert to McIntire Heirs.
My thoughts over the years, trying to understand why my Bohemia born Great Great Grandfather died at Shiloh as a Union Soldier for the Illinois Regiment. His widow and 4 children had to Prove relationship to get $5 a month widow’s pension. #Reparations ?
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The King of Marble Nikolai Shmatko created a bust of the US First Lady Melania Trump ⁦@dagenmcdowell⁩ and ⁦@MariaBartiromo⁩ My good friend ⁦@nikshmatko⁩ died this week. He lived in Ukraine on $60/mo pension. Denied transplant & ambulance…
Nik had wanted to gift his marble carvings to @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS ❤️ I wanted Nik to meet the Man who predicted Donald Trump would win in 2016 and 2020 . Jack? has suspended Nik’s sons account @rafaelshmatko Hard to get word out 😢
@dagenmcdowell I have to report my dismay at the systematic dismantling of Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. It was a most majestic living museum of fine art. Sculpture, Art, is not about just the Good. It is often in Overcoming the Bad.
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If @GovernorVA Northam resigns because of the racist photo scandal, @LGJustinFairfax is next in line to take over. So, we are answering one question: WHO IS JUSTIN FAIRFAX? @wusa9 Image
While #Virginia has been widely known as a purple state, it has struggled to elect #blackleaders.

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin #Fairfax is only the second #AfricanAmerican to be elected to a statewide office in Virginia’s history. @wusa9 Image
#Fairfax is the first African-American in nearly 30 years to hold an elected statewide seat in #Virginia.

He was sworn in as lieutenant governor in January 2018 while holding a copy of his ancestor’s #manumission papers in his pocket. @wusa9 Image
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