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    Ta-Nehisi Coates is a wonderful commentator on race and history (and culture in general), and one hobby-horse of his is that we need to dig up and celebrate more of the role of black Americans in the Civil War.  Usually they are in the background of Civil War stories people tell, but if you scratch below the surface you find a million great stories of black Americans of the time getting involved, taking a stand.

    You must read the story of Robert Smalls, offered up by Ta-Nehisi here.  Someone get Hollywood on the line: This would make a great movie.

    "We reject as false the choice between our safety and our values." Barack Hussein Obama

    by jem6x on Fri Jan 14, 2011 at 11:03:00 AM PST

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