Sumner Fuller wrote a letter in the April 3 paper regarding Cherie Speller’s March 26 column in The Daily Reflector. After reading Fuller’s Public Forum letter, I was no longer sure we had both read the same Speller column. So I went back and read it again.
My take on Speller’s column was that of a local black editorialist reflecting what has been stated by many black parents on radio programs of late, after the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. I recently watched the documentary, “Slavery By Another Name,” which chronicles how most Southern states restructured and reinstituted slavery after the civil war using local debtor laws. Thus slavery was not actually ended until the beginning of World War II.
Of course, since our school history text books are controlled by the state of Texas’ school board, that is not taught in U.S. history in our high schools.
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