Tag: plantation

Contrast: Jefferson Davis and brother Joseph Davis – who empowered slaves

Joseph Emory Davis A word about an amazing man, Joseph Davis.  His brother was Jefferson Davis, future President of the Confederacy.  He had a plantation, owned slaves, and was successful.   What is remarkable about Joseph Davis is that, despite his background and social standing in […]

Due process and equality

Due process and equality

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868. It granted #citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the #United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. In addition, it forbids states from denying any person “#life, liberty or property, without #due process of […]

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