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9.22.2008

A first for me....

This is a political post so move on if that would be a problem. Actually when I viewed the video I was moved by the power of the images combined with the music. As someone that has children attending a public school in the South I have noticed this part of our history tends to be glossed over or simply lost.

All those hours my children spent studying _______ history (trust me - I live in a "real "Southern state) seemed to include a complete list of the Confederate generals, the location of their houses and a blow-by-blow of every "atrocity" committed by the "those" Yankees during the War of Northern Aggression (they didn't actually call it that but the flavor remains) .

Somehow the Alabama church bombing of 1963 was overlooked in the junior high school curriculum.

So far it hasn't appeared in the high school curriculum either.

The last screen of this video is the main reason I am posting it.


5 comments:

Southern Sage said...

the church bombings should be covered when the civil rights marches etc are covered. It would be more suited to political science than history probably but deserves a mention.
Unless you are talking state history, then yes in Alabama they should discuss it.
A tragedy yes, but historically significant prolly not.

Moving all the same.

dangergirl said...

Thanks SS...seems like the civil rights movement was glossed over or my sons didn't pay attention that day - lol.

I agree - very moving.

dg

sinfullyanon said...

This was absolutely Beautiful.
{Check out, Spike Lee's, "Three Little Girls" ~~You can probably find it in the Library, or Blockbuster. [HBO FILMS/Documentary]..It's an excellent film about the Birmingham Church Bombing.]

Keep on, Keepin' on.

~x~SinfullyAnon.

Lil Bit said...

Eeps, politics on a sexy blog! LOL

Very powerful images.

dangergirl said...

Thanks Sinfullyanon - I agree that it is certainly powerful and beautiful. Thanks for the Spike Lee mention - I'm gonna Netflix it today.

Hi ya'lb - so, you really think my blog is sexy ? (Yes, I do recognize that I have just zeroed in on the buzz word like a man-LOL)

dg