Interesting History of the Klan

I found the comments on where the Klan’s foothold was strongest most interesting. The fact that the Klan is Scots Irish in origin doesn’t surprise me one bit.
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From the book: The Ku Klux Klan: It’s Growth, it’s Origin, it’s Disbament. (1905)

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Respectability Politics or Grace and Good Taste?

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Chitlins

Usually the AfroFogey leaves the Chitlin cooking to the old women but since my trust in the current crop of negress, in the realm of maintaining traditional food ways, is so low I decided to learn to clean and prepare some myself.
I must admit cleaning them was an arduous and tedious task, one is so frightful of missing “something” you must go over them at least three times to feel safe. I used a recipe said to be Booker T. Washington’s to cook them and they are on the stove as we speak.
I’ll say aside from enjoying the flavor and nostalgia that I get from Chitlins. I love the act of really not giving a damn what white folks, Assimulation minded African Americans or nutty Moozlums, jail niggas and Panafricanist think about my choice of meal.
Enjoy your supper folks, it’s an ugly world seize every respite from it you can.

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More From Lanterns on the Levee

 William Alexander Percy’s Lanterns on the Levee

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Lanterns on the Levee; Recollections of a Planter's Son - William Alexander Percy - Google Books

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Martin Luther King (Redux)

Today is the anniversary of the I Have a Dream speech, a speech, that is as masterful oratory as it is, message actually leaves me sort of cold. For the most part, politically, Dr. King and I are not compatible. But with out a doubt I have great respect for a man who sacrificed himself trying to lead our glorious race to a better place in the US and indeed the world. So in honor of his special day I will post my favorite Martin Luther King clip. For me, it is his most powerful message.

The MLK that’s never quoted.

“‎”Nobody can do this for us. No document can do this for us. No Lincolnian Emancipation Proclamation, no Kennesonia, no Johnsonian civil rights bill can totally bring this kind of freedom. No, if the Negro is to be free he must reach down into the inner resources of his own soul and sign with the pen & ink of assertive manhood his own emancipation proclamation. Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery.

 Martin Luther King

The good Dr and I shared a favorite song and gospel artist in How I Got Over by  Mahalia Jackson. Listen to both they will deepen your life experience.

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Some Interesting Words from William Alexander Percy

From Lanterns on the Levee; Recollections of a Planter's Son pg.306

From Lanterns on the Levee; Recollections of a Planter’s Son pg.306

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From, Old Tuskegee

Everyone knows Tuskegee has molded many of a great mind, like George Washington Carver‘s, Albert Murray‘s and Ralph Ellison‘s. What is less known about ‘Skegee is that it had a top notch culinary and hospitality program, that sent its graduates all around the world even West Africa before it was fashionable to go there. I will look into making a more in depth post. But for now here is a picture of one of its graduates, a young Octoroon setting a table.

Octoroon Tuskegee Institute

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