Why No Recent Posts?

By Gene Betit | April 4, 2020 |

African Americans pre-dated the arrival of Anglo-Saxons in North America. Black soldiers made a substantial contribution to “taming” the West, in Cuba, and suppression the insurrection in the Philippines

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Presentation on Us Colored Troops

By Gene Betit | January 22, 2020 |

More to the story…

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Speaking Engagements

By Gene Betit | January 16, 2020 |

No charge, I just want to sell my books afterward

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What’s UP?

By Gene Betit | January 10, 2020 |

Readers may have noticed that there have been no new blog postings since September. Relevant topics from Collective amnesia have hardly been exhausted; I’ve simply continued reading and made several major discoveries. Of course, I’ve also been busy giving a number of presentations addressing various topics covered by the book to receptive audiences. To my chagrin, I…

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The “Lost Cause” — What Does It Mean?

By Gene Betit | September 30, 2019 |

The Southern account of the Civil War began to be written almost as soon as the guns went silent. Edward Pollard, the wartime editor of the Richmond Examiner, published his 752-page The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates in 1866. Considering the technology of the time, this was a…

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US Colored Troops and Black Confederates Presentation at Lake of the Woods

By Gene Betit | August 27, 2019 |

I had the pleasure of presenting a lecture, “US Colored Troops’ Decisive Role in the Civil War — and Black Confederates” to Lake of the Woods Civil War Study Group Friday morning. I am indebted to the gentleman standing in the rear, the group’s president Charles Brewer, for inviting me to address this distinguished audience…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Talk at Manassas Regional Library

By Gene Betit | July 31, 2019 |

Gene will discuss “US Colored Troops’ Decisive Role in the Civil War and Black Confederates –Too Few, Too Late!” at the Manassas Regional Library, Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center, 8051 Ashton Avenue,  Manassas at 7 PM on January 21st, 2020.

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Speaking Topics

By Gene Betit | July 15, 2019 |

I have prepared presentations, roughly half an hour to an hour in length, but adaptable to your requirements, on the following topics: Summary of Collective Amnesia Findings White Supremacy and Racism  Decisive Role of US Colored Troops in the Civil War — and Black Confederates  African American Troops in World War I and the Great…

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Past Speaking Engagements

By Gene Betit | July 13, 2019 |

On Friday, August 23, at 10:30 AM Lake of the Woods Study Group, in their Clubhouse Great Hall, 205 Lake of the Woods Parkway, Locust Grove 22508 (Lake of the Woods is a gated community; access by permission only) I had the pleasure of presenting to a gathering upwards of 45 people. TOPIC: US Colored…

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White Supremacy and Racism

By Gene Betit | June 15, 2019 |

Sadly, white supremacy and racism are much in the news these days. Our president recognized “good people” among the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and similar groups in Charlottesville in August 2017, encouraging them.   The greatest paradox of America has been the existence of castes of people excluded from the Declaration of Independence’s central premise…

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