James Armistead

The shocking thing is I’d never heard of him. Shouldn’t every kid learn about someone that impressive and important in history in school? Oh wait, I went to public schools…

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  1. Chris says:

    No, you didn’t and neither did I. I was taught who he was by Thomas Sowell. It was in one of his columns many years ago. There’s a small blurb on wikipedia but you’d think that if you wanted a hero to the black community, James Armistead would have his national day along side MLK. But since it doesn’t promote the “America torn by racial hatred” template, sadly many kids who could use a true American hero will never hear of him.

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