Thursday, March 03, 2016

Quote of the Day for 2016-03-03

"What was the reason that induced Georgia to take the step of secession? This reason may be summed up in one single proposition. It was a conviction; a deep conviction on the part of Georgia, that a separation from the North was the only thing that could prevent the abolition of her slavery."

Henry L. Benning (1814-1875) Speech before the Virginia Secession Convention, February 18, 1861

Slaves of General Thomas F. Drayton (1862) Photograph by Henry P. Moore

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