Skip to comments.Walking Lincoln's Road
Posted on 07/05/2020 4:28:20 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
On this weekend, in the midst of an attempted revolution of halfwits, when the visage of Lincoln has once again been thrust before our eyes, Im reminded of a bit of history I came across several years ago.
In the 1930s, as part of the Depression-era WPA programs meant to lessen the burden of unemployment among the educated, a government oral history program was initiated. Elderly people who had lived through or witnessed historical events were interviewed about what they had seen, in order to flesh out the official records with new points of view.
In the South, this meant that many ex-slaves living out their last years were interviewed. Among much else, a number of them told a strange story. It came from different regions of the South, and though varying in detail, featured the same major elements.
The story was that one day, late in the Civil War, an extremely tall, extremely thin man appeared on the road passing the farm or plantation to which they were bonded. He was bearded, all dressed in black, and wore a tall stovepipe hat that accentuated his height.
The slaves came together to watch the man pass.
The left can do their worst. They can destroy and vandalize. They can frighten the timid gnomes of Boston into taking down a statue honoring the Emancipation, one of this countrys highest moments. They can dynamite Mount Rushmore (as, no doubt, some maniac is even now planning to do).
But they cant erase that vision, or close that road, or halt the Man in the Tall Hat from his long journey, as he beckons us to follow him to points unknown, to futures unconceived, and to places that we have yet to build.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
I’ve read a number of the Slaver Narrative entries and admit I never came across this claim. I’ll have to read some more of them.
What a moving story. And, at least for me, totally believable.
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