Austin Professor: Time for Lawmakers to Abolish Confederate Heroes Day

Last year the Texas Freedom Network joined scholars in calling on the State Board of Education to stop glorifying the Confederacy and Confederate heroes in public school history classrooms. We also advocated removing from the Texas Capitol a plaque that promoted the lie that the Confederacy didn’t fight to preserve the evil institution of slavery. In the following guest blog post, Bryan Register […]

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Texas Activists to March for Accurate History about Slavery and the Civil War

Treue Der Union monument in Comfort, Texas With the State Board of Education currently debating whether to #TeachTheTruth about the history of slavery, the Confederacy and the Civil War in Texas public schools, a group of activists has launched a new effort to bring attention to the real history of that period. In August the group plans a march commemorating the […]

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2017 in Quotes: Race, Slavery and the Civil War

As we continue our review of 2017, let’s look at how the right continued its efforts to revise history and use race to divide the country. By the way, 2018 will see a new battle at the State Board of Education over what Texas public school students should learn about slavery and the Civil War […]

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