Originally created 04/02/00

Questions writer's 'heritage' facts

Many thanks to Mark Gelbart for his March 18 letter decrying the lies that appear daily on The Chronicle editorial page. Especially correct and incriminating are Mr. Gelbart's facts regarding the decision to secede from the union by 700 economically powerful plantation owners at a convention.

That bunch of rascals and their descendants were the force behind the 100 years of terror to keep in post-Civil War bondage the emancipated black slaves and their offspring.

Those who write letters about heritage are not ignorant of history, just lying and in denial. They need to be set free. Their church could help. ...

John Woodson, McCormick

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