GDG- NPS & slavery
denlaw at gojade.org
Wed Jan 4 13:08:11 CST 2012
>My complaint, if you had comprehended it correctly, is that in 1992 when I
>worked for the NPS/Tourmobile the NPS had a deliberate program of
>over-emphasizing African-Americans and slavery over other topics
>that were even
>Are you getting that? If there is a scale of "importance" in terms of the
>people buried there then many people who were not African-American were
>not mentioned because the NPS MANDATED that we talk about the lesser
>important Blacks. We were REPRIMANDED if we didn't talk about
>Chappie James and
>instead talked about Bull Halsey and Charles Wilkes.
>And the same program appears to be going on at the Gettysburg V.C.
I think part of the reason you are getting blowback on this is
that you are talking about a training that is almost 20 years ago and
then saying the same thing is going on at Gettysburg. It all comes
across as a sweeping generalization based on your experience that is
not connected to Gettysburg, almost 20 years later, and ignoring the
fact that GNMP is operating under a specific federal mandate of
interpretation, not tourmobile rules.
The training you had does sound misguided, but what evidence do you
have there is any connection to the presentation at Gettysburg? Are
you privy to training or details of the presentation at Gettysburg
that you can share?
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