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Calvin E. Johnson Jr.

Calvin E. Johnson, Jr., American-Historical Writer, Author of book “When America Stood for God, Family and Country” and for over 36 years a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans — http://www.scv.org

Chairman of the National and Georgia Division Confederate History Month Committee for the Sons of Confederate Veterans and a resident of Kennesaw, Georgia

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Mildred Lewis Rutherford: Southern Educator and Historian

Mildred Lewis Rutherford: Southern Educator and Historian

Did you know? The first woman to be recorded in the Congressional Record “Mildred Lewis Rutherford” was 10 years young at the outbreak of the American War Between the States in 1861. Fifty-five years later she said in a 1916 speech: “The civilization of the Old South was very different from the civilization of today. […]

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Remembering Jefferson Davis: A True American Hero

“Never teach your children to admit that their fathers’ were wrong in their efforts to maintain the sovereignty, freedom and independence which was their birthright”—Jefferson Davis. June 3, 2014, is the 206th birthday of Jefferson Davis who was born in Christian County, Kentucky, on June 3, 1808. Memorials to Jefferson Davis include Georgia’s Stone Mountain […]

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Two Memorial Day Wreathes at Arlington

Monday May 26th is Memorial Day! May 2014 also marks the Sesquicentennial “150th Anniversary” of the first military burials conducted at Arlington National Cemetery. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington and a Memorial Day […]

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Confederate Memorial Day of Southern memories

| April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Sir Winston Churchill once said: “The flags of the Confederate States of America were very important and a matter of great pride to those citizens living in the Confederacy. They are also a matter of great pride for their descendants as part of their heritage and history.” You ain’t just whistling Dixie! Memorial Day in […]

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Old times not forgotten during Confederate History Month

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Old times not forgotten during Confederate History Month

April 20th is Easter and the world remembers Jesus Christ our Savior, and…. April is also the time for enjoying hot dogs, baseball and remembering the sons and daughters of the South during Confederate History and Heritage Month. If you have not visited Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, Georgia and seen the beautiful Confederate Memorial […]

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A Southern Saint Patrick’s Day Remembrance

| March 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Southern Saint Patrick’s Day Remembrance

You don’t have to be Irish to wear the green on Saint Patrick’s Day!   He was nicknamed “Stonewall Jackson of the West” during America’s War Between the States.   Monday March 17, 2013 is Saint Patrick’s Day and it’s also the 186th birthday of one of Ireland’s sons Patrick Ronayne Cleburne.   A statue […]

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The Georgia SCV Tag is about Heritage

| March 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Georgia SCV Tag is about Heritage

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past!” William Faulkner Why do some people tend to always get upset over the display or flying of the Confederate flag? The recent approval of the Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Georgia State specialty car tag is a good thing and the polls show a high […]

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Goodbye Shirley Temple “The Littlest Rebel”

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Goodbye Shirley Temple “The Littlest Rebel”

The Golden Age of Hollywood is but a wonderful memory, and…. The motion picture capitol of the world Hollywood, California as well as the rest of America and the world are a little poorer with the loss of so many great American and foreign actors including the recent deaths of Ralph Waite who played the […]

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A Southern Black History Month tribute

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Southern Black History Month tribute

“If you can cut the people off from their history, then they can be easily persuaded.” — Karl Marx February is Black History Month and America will not forget her past! This Black History Month tribute is dedicated in memory of Atlanta, Georgia native and friend Eddie Brown Page, 111. Eddie was a Black Historian […]

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Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

Do you remember when…. Fess Parker played “Davy Crockett” on TV, American school and military bands played “Dixie” and the late country music legend Johnny Cash sang “God Bless Robert E. Lee” that includes these words: “I won’t ever stop loving you my Dixie till they put me in the ground. And the last words […]

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A Southern Soldier’s Christmas Gift

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
A Southern Soldier’s Christmas Gift

What does Christmas mean to you? Christmas is a wonderful time to be celebrated with family, friends and supper at Grandma’s house. Grandpa will gather the children around the fire place and read the ‘Christmas Story’ about the birth of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. The true spirit of Christmas was alive and well […]

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74th Anniversary of ‘Gone with the Wind’ premiere

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
74th Anniversary of ‘Gone with the Wind’ premiere

Do you remember when? The clock was turned back in Atlanta, Georgia for the World Premiere of Gone with the Wind at the Loews Grand Theater on Peachtree Street. The beautiful theater was sadly destroyed by fire in 1978 but many folks still remember when Hollywood came to Atlanta to celebrate that wonderful movie and […]

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67th Anniversary of Disney’s ‘Song of the South’

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
67th Anniversary of Disney’s ‘Song of the South’

Country singer Don Williams song ‘Good ole boys like me’ begins with…. ‘When I was a kid Uncle Remus he put me to bed, with a picture of Stonewall Jackson above my head.’ A good bedtime story for your children and grandchildren might begin with…. ‘Now, this here tale didn’t happen just yesterday, nor the […]

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Last Farewell to Robert E. Lee

| October 2, 2013 | 1 Comment
Last Farewell to Robert E. Lee

The United States flag flew at half-mast when Robert E. Lee died! Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University is the site of annual programs paying tribute to Robert Edward Lee. On Monday, October 14, 2013 a program commemorating the Washington College presidency of Robert E. Lee on the 143rd anniversary of his death will […]

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60th Anniversary Premiere of “The Robe”

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
60th Anniversary Premiere of “The Robe”

Do you remember when the South was called the “Bible Belt” and…. America’s motto was “in God we trust?” Among my fondest memories of growing up around Atlanta, Georgia is waking-up on Sunday mornings to the wonderful sound of Gospel music playing on the radio, the sweet aroma of coffee perking and bacon frying in […]

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