20 December 2008

Mr. Ijames Back In The News

I see that the Curator of African-American & Community History for the North Carolina Museum of History, Mr. Earl Ijames, is back in the news. Mr. Ijames was recently the keynote speaker at a new Confederate monument dedication in North Carolina. (Pictured here. Mr. Ijames is seated to the right with the hat on.)

A news story quotes Mr. Ijames as saying:

"We need to present a more balanced history," he said, adding that the black Confederate soldier has been lost to history. "They never got recognized, but we are starting to change that," Ijames said.

He is courageous in speaking out about this controversial subject and bringing a unique perspective to the debate.

Story here.

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