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Old 05-28-2010, 04:50 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Name and the date of the first Black speaker of the US House of Representatives?
Date?


You may be surprised......
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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After reading thru the comments - let me say this - I am not afraid to say what I don't know. I have never been much on looking back far into history - I'm more of a today guy.

These guys on Congress are not normally mentioned - you get Carver, Parks, Truth, Tubman, etc.

Also been looking into ML King being conservative, Sen. Byrd calling him a troublemaker, and the Dems in government continuously wiretapping him. The wiretapping I knew - but I didn't know the details about how they (FBI) had to discount him.

So excuse me for posting info I was not not previously aware of - but I will probably do it again.
There's nothing wrong with not knowing something and kudos to you for saying it and doing something about it. History is so much more than boring stuff in the past--there is a direct relationship between what happened in the United States during the past ~235 years and what is happening today.

If you truly want to learn something, seek information from reputable sources and a wide variety of them. Beware of partisans from any mindset who claim to be discussing history when they're really advancing their point of view.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Aloha, Oregon
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Once again out of all the Democrats serving in the Congress, Byrd is the sole whipping boy of Republicans.

Now that is sad.
They do this because they are racist themselves., they call him Robert "Sheets" Byrd. The pot calling the kettle black.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Northern Wi
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Don't call me racist. Byrd was racist and was a progressive democrat. If I chose to dislike him for that so be it. It definately doesn't make me racist.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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Did you participate in the black history month thread? I'm pretty sure this was discussed.

~ButterBrownBiscuit~
I skimmed through the black history thread - which I kept up with for the first week or two in Feb.

First mention of Senator Revels came on Feb. 25th on page 22. First House member Rainey was mentioned on Feb. 28th. None of the others on my list were mentioned. So I will maintain that these guys are not common knowledge for their contributions.

I believe Texas will now be putting them in school textbooks.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Aloha, Oregon
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Don't call me racist. Byrd was racist and was a progressive democrat. If I chose to dislike him for that so be it. It definately doesn't make me racist.
If the shoe fits - wear it.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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There's nothing wrong with not knowing something and kudos to you for saying it and doing something about it. History is so much more than boring stuff in the past--there is a direct relationship between what happened in the United States during the past ~235 years and what is happening today.

If you truly want to learn something, seek information from reputable sources and a wide variety of them. Beware of partisans from any mindset who claim to be discussing history when they're really advancing their point of view.
You are right about, finding reputable sources. Everything is so politicized you can't trust hardly anything.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Gilpin Co., CO
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Don't call me racist. Byrd was racist and was a progressive democrat. If I chose to dislike him for that so be it. It definately doesn't make me racist.
Racist is the term liberals use when they don't have facts on their side. It means they give up. It's a compliment really.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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If the shoe fits - wear it.
Which is why the shoe fits Byrd as a racist.

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Here is a government paper from 1976 that details the wiretapping and attempted discrediting of ML King. Interesting stuff in there.

SUPPLEMENTARY DETAILED STAFF REPORTS ON INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES AND THE RIGHTS OF AMERICANS -DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., CASE STUDY

B. The FBI Plans Its Campaign To Discredit Dr. King:

December 23, 1963


On December 23, 1963, a nine-hour conference was held at FBI headquarters to discuss Martin Luther King. In attendance were Assistant Director Sullivan, Internal Security Section Chief Frederick Baumgardner, three other FBI headquarters officials, and two agents from the FBI's Atlanta Field Office.


A prepared list of twenty-one proposals was presented and discussed. The proposals raised the possibility of "using" ministers, "disgruntled" acquaintances, "aggressive" newsmen, "colored" agents, Dr. King's housekeeper, and even suggested using Dr. King's wife or "placing a good looking female plant in King's office." 222 An account of the meeting written by William Sullivan emphasized that the Bureau must take a "discreet approach" in developing information about Dr. King for use "at an opportune time in a counterintelligence move to discredit him." It was generally agreed that the Bureau should make use of "all available investigative techniques coupled with meticulous, planning, boldness, and ingenuity, tempered only with good judgment," [sic] but that "discretion must not reach the point of timidity."
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Passe Information to me a African American , but THANKS ANYWAYS.....
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