GDG- NPS & slavery

ATMackeyJr at aol.com ATMackeyJr at aol.com
Wed Jan 4 21:52:34 CST 2012



In a message dated 1/4/2012 10:09:45 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
general.jackson at yahoo.com writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
From: "ATMackeyJr at aol.com"  <ATMackeyJr at aol.com>
To: gettysburg at arthes.com 
Sent: Wednesday,  January 4, 2012 9:55 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- NPS &  slavery


"   I agree that the full story needs to be  told, and it appears to me 
that the NPS is well on the way 
to doing  this at Gettysburg.  "


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I have been to Gettysburg 3 times and hope to visit again soon, but I have  
never seen the VC presentation.
How much of it discusses slavery under the  United States ?

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Actually, not that much, in my opinion.  It's talked about in the  
beginning of the film, and there are a few artifacts in the museum.  Then  again, 
Lincoln talked about "a new birth of freedom" in his address, so when Sam  
Waterston is reciting it, then I guess they're discussing it again.
 
Best Regards,
Al Mackey


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