February 22, 2017
From the time the black man won his freedom after the Civil War, he had to fight for equal opportunity in society. Blacks had made significant advances during the Reconstruction Era. However, they still had numerous barriers to break through. In 1885, Democrats gained control of the Presidency and both Houses of Congress for the first time since the Civil War. They were quickly repealing much of the Republicans post-war progress for blacks. Re-segregation of government agencies under progressive Democrat President Woodrow Wilson hindered the careers of the black soldier.
However, two men made significant advances for African-Americans in the United States Armed Forces during the early 20th century. What makes this story so remarkable is that they were father and son.
My Recent Constitution.com Headlines
“Hitler did not have to destroy democracy; he merely took advantage of the decay of democracy and at the critical moment obtained the support of many to whom, though they detested Hitler, he yet seemed the only man strong enough to get things done.”
- The Road to Serfdom
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"Knowledge comes not from limiting yourself to that which you agree, but exploring that which you don't.”
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