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Re: Confederate Daughter Who's Black
In Response To: Confederate Daughter Who's Black ()
I wish that staff writer Leon Alligood, of the Tennessean.com, had questioned or included questions of Lillie Harding Vertrees Odom's growing up in the early part of the 20th century.
I would like to know more about her mother, whose only mention was that she was Black.
My point here is that the writer is too dismissive with her modern family history; choosing to go from her father's 19th century trials and tribulations as a cook and bodyguard in the confederate ranks to her 21st century statement that it is the United Daughters of the Confederacy filling the void in her life since becoming a widow - rather than her few Black friends.
Why are the UDC "more" like sisters to Lillie?
That's the story I want to know.
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