Martin Luther King Jr. Day Talk at Manassas Regional Library

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,...

Speaking Topics

I have prepared presentations, most roughly 20 minutes, but adaptable to other requirements, on the following topics: Overall Summary of Collective Amnesia White Supremacy and Racism  US Colored Troops and Black Confederates  African American Troops in World War I and...

Future Speaking Engagements

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) TOPIC: US Colored Troops’ Decisive Role in Winning the...

White Supremacy and Racism

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...

Kirkus Review of Collective Amnesia: American Apartheid

COLLECTIVE AMNESIA: AMERICAN APARTHEID African Americans’ 400 Years in North America, 1619-2019 Eugene DeFriest Betit Xlibris (502 pp.); February 14, 2019 BOOK REVIEW An accomplished American historian explores the roots and effects of the mistreatment of...

Were There Black Confederate Soldiers?

I’ve already published an essay on this topic, but since Southern Mythology asserts that some slaves fought for the South, I’ve re-examined the topic with important new insights: Some things are certain. Many masters or their sons took slaves to the field...