Now we have to lobby the school districts, the state legislatures, to put African American history where it belongs, in the classroom – not as a separate course, because most legislatures won't do that. Let's say, not only do we learn about George Washington – we learn about his slave Harry Washington.
Harry ran away from George's Mount Vernon, fought for the British, and then when the British lost went to Nova Scotia with the free black community.
Hopefully, the Brits do not refuse to honour the results of the Scottish democratic vote as they did when Nova Scotia (New Scotland) voted 65% in favour of separation in 1868.
–Source: A comment, referring to the Scottish Independence referendum to be held on Thursday, 18th September 2014, attached to: ‘Think very carefully about the future’: Queen finally breaks silence over Scottish independence National Post, 15 September 2014 It never ceases to amaze me how people of obvious ignorance can so proudly display that ignorance in as many forums as possible.
The college promotes itself as the most important schoolof Gaelic language and culture in North America.
The (Tri-County Regional) School Board took it down after receiving a complaint but the students are upset thay were not consulted and they say their education is being censored...
Swearing-in ceremonies have been held in Annapolis Royal several times in the past.
The first, for the record, April 25th, 1720, when then-Governor Phillips swore in his Executive Council. My father started farming when he was 16; he started farming behind a horse.
Then when Nova Scotia didn't work out they went to Sierra Leone and settled there.
That tells a fuller story of American history and George Washington than simply ‘George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn't tell a lie.’ Henry Louis Gates Jr.
In the process, they decided to parody American Gothic with one of their broken shovels.