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Re: Forsyth Co., GA/ 1912
In Response To: Re: Forsyth Co., GA/ 1912 ()

Your response contained a LOT of anger. Why? Posters were just trying to gain knowledge about the area, and other posters simply responded with more information found from various websites. Very peaceful correspondence before your interjection. Your "clarification" of facts could have certainly been presented in a more tactful fashion.

I'd bet money that there's more to the story than you and anyone else living NOW probably do not know. The late and honorable Ida B. Wells-Burnett, in her great works across the South, showed repeatedly how many, I do mean MANY, African-American men were falsely accused of rapings and brutally killed and lynched by angry, unGodly Whites. And would you believe that white communities came together and rejoiced while these men, most of whom were in fact innocent, were being hung and burned, body parts being cut off to be used as souvenirs by various white families, while their own children often watched and were taught that this behavior was justifiable. Wow! How evil and horrific is that!!! And I am sure a number of these African-American men were probably even "scared silly" into saying that they were guilty. Either way, they'd get brutally murdered. Not saying that this is what happened in Forsyth County, GA. Just saying that numerous incidents like this occurred.

Learning history is VERY VERY important. Obtaining the correct version is also vitally important as well. You know, it bothers me when people try to learn history and the facts, and they are often told to "don't dwell on the past". When is learning synonymous to "dwelling"?? Or is it that America's history is filled with people doing so many horrific things, often protected by the law, that the truth is too much to bear??? Hmmmm....

By the way, did you know that there were over 800 enslaved African-Americans in Forsyth County, GA in 1860? Yes, for real!! I am sure they and their enslaved predecessors played a MAJOR role in the formation and development of that county. But the sad part, they were forced by law and by the preposterous and ridiculous ideology of racial superiority that many Americans of European descent carried during those times and even now. So please give credit where credit is justly due. The overlooking of certain facts can render one to be ignorant or grossly in denial.

Kind Regards,

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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