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We are all Sons. Sons of Slaves, Sons of
Slave Holders, and Sons of People who looked the other way. We are the
Sons of the South. We have come a long way down a very long road. We
have a long way to go.
Slavery was evil. Robert E. Lee once said, “There are few, I believe, in
this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an
institution is a moral and political evil”. In Abraham Lincoln’s second
inaugural address he attributed the incalculable suffering experienced
by our Nation during the Civil War as God’s punishment on a Nation that
had tolerated slavery.
The purpose of this site is to provide
you with original source material on the topic of slavery. We do not
attempt to edit, distill, or interpret; we simply present the historical
resources, for you to read and reflect upon. Are you the descendant of a
Slave? Should you feel proud, angry, or ashamed? Are you the descendant
of a Slave Holder?
Should you feel proud, angry or ashamed? Are you the descendant of
someone who looked the other way? How should you feel? How do you feel?
In ranting about the evils of slavery, do we forget the hundreds of
thousands who shed their blood to gain our freedom? Do we forget those
who gave the ultimate sacrifice to secure our freedom? In glorifying
Southern Bravery and Chivalry do we forget the dark aspect of our
southern culture built on the institution of enslavement?
There are many who are eager to tell us how we should think, even going
so far as suggesting that if we do not think a certain way, we have
betrayed our heritage. That is not the purpose of this site. Our
objective is to simply present, not interpret. This site has extensive
historical resources on the topic of slavery. We have compiled the WEB’s
most extensive collection of slave documentation; Interviews with slaves
reflecting on their experiences in their own words, original
images of Slaves and Slave life. We present news, stories, and even
slavery cartoons from the day.
This is the story of Slaves, Slave owners, and those who looked the
Our wounds have yet to fully heal, and they will not fully heal until we
all come to terms with who we are. Our heritage; where we came from, who
we are, and what we seek to become. We are all Sons of the South. Where
do we go from here?