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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

The Alamo, American Historical Landmarks Under U.N. Control

By Carole Hornsby Haynes October 22, 2020

In 2015 five Spanish Colonial Missions including the Alamo, “Cradle of Texas Liberty,” were designated a World Heritage Site with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The designation decision was made without the consent of Texans. In an end-run around Texans, the National Park Service obligated Texans’ time, property rights and money to something over which they have no say.

Cancel Public Education, Not Christopher Columbus

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. October 12, 2020

The attacks on our culture continue on this federal holiday that honors Christopher Columbus. Dozens of cities and states have stopped celebrating Columbus Day and some have even replaced it with Indigenous People's Day.

July 4th And The Confederate Flag

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. July 2, 2020

On July 4, 1776 the thirteen American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain for a long train of “repeated injuries and usurpations”. Those who know unrevised Southern history will see parallels between secession from England and secession of the South from the United States.

Why Virginia Governor “Coonman” Northam Hates General Lee

By Carole Hornsby Haynes  January 24, 2020

There was a time when schools and businesses closed for the birthday of one of the South’s favorite sons –  Confederate General Robert E. Lee, born in Virginia on January 19, 1807.   This year his birthday was celebrated by only two Southern states, Alabama and Mississippi.

Commissioner George P. Bush Launches Attack On Alamo

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. September 16, 2018

General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush sent a letter to the Texas State Board of Education about removing from the social studies curriculum standards the Travis letter and “heroic” from descriptions of the Alamo defenders.  He argued that the recommended changes are not about “trimming class time” but rather about “diluting Texas history” and influencing what students will learn about our past.

Is Lt. Governor Patrick Serious About Saving Texas Monuments?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. March 19, 2020

In the March 3rd Republican primary nearly 98% of Texas voters supported Proposition 7 which would prohibit the removal of historic monuments in Texas, including the Cenotaph.

Texas Monument Bill Is Dead; Auction of Lee Statue Begins

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. May 22, 2019

Thanks to Republicans, Texas will have no protection for its heritage. The House Calendar Committee chose not to schedule Senate Bill 1663, a historical monument preservation bill, for a vote in the final days of the legislative session.

What Is Dallas Council Hiding In their Frenzy Over Confederate Monuments?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. April 22, 2018

Last September the Dallas City Council quickly removed the Robert E. Lee statue, a magnificent bronze equestrian sculpture, and now they want to bulldoze the Confederate War Memorial located in Pioneer Park Cemetery. They plan to erect a lynching memorial, explaining they want to forget the past and bring racial harmony to Dallas. Yet they provide fake details about the lynching.

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