On, Saturday afternoon April 18, 2020, at 2 PM in Handley Regional Library’s Robertson Auditorium (Winchester) I will deliver a lecture on “US Colored Troops’ Decisive Role ending the Civil War — and Black Confederate Soldiers’ Lack of Impact.”  The talk will be unique in featuring information gleaned from Handley’s Archives on 167 US Colored Troops and 23 Union sailors who were born in Winchester, two of whom are buried locally in Orrick Cemetery.

I’m glad to talk to any size group regarding any topic from the twelve chapters in Collective Amnesia: American Apartheid. Give me a call — 703 867-4120 — or email me at genebetit@gmail.com.

Table of Contents

One                Racism and White Supremacy: America’s “Original Sin?”                                                            

Two                Slavery: America’s “Peculiar Institution”                                                                             

Three             United States Colored Troops — and Black Confederates                                               

Four               Devastation of the Confederacy                                                                                                     

Five               Emancipation: and Reconstruction                                                                                                 

Six                 The Freedmen’s Bureau                                                                                                   

Seven             “Redemption” and the “Lost Cause”                                                                                    

Eight              Jim Crow: Race Laws and Segregation                                                                            

Nine               The World Wars and the Great Migration                                                                           

Ten                The Civil Rights Era (1954 – 1980)                                                                                    

Eleven           Make America Hate Again                                                                                                 

Twelve           Conclusions: Whither America?

Appendix One             Conclusions, UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent after January 2016 Visit                                                                                                                                       

Appendix Two            Illicit Lynching of Shadrack Thompson in Virginia, 1932