Have we ever really dealt with our history? I am almost willing to bet that as the country launches into the next four years, marking the 150th anniversary of the War for Southern Independence, the issue of Black Slaver Owners will go unnoticed.
Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia (University Press of Virginia-1995) was written by Ervin L. Jordan Jr., an African-American and assistant professor and associate curator of the Special Collections Department, University of Virginia library. He wrote: “One of the more curious aspects of the free black existence in Virginia was their ownership of slaves. Black slave masters owned members of their family and freed them in their wills. Free blacks were encouraged to sell themselves into slavery and had the right to choose their owner through a lengthy court procedure.”
Remember, people are depraved.