Must See Documentary – ‘Colored Confederates: Myth Or Matter Of Fact?’

Must See Documentary - 'Colored Confederates: Myth Or Matter Of Fact?'

There has been a movement for the longest time by so-called “historians” who argue and claim to have definitive proof that there were many black slaves, up to over 90,000 some claim, who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.

The reason why this fact hasn’t been more well known, according to these mainly white Southern historians and defenders of “Southern heritage” , is because of an evil and diabolical conspiracy created by Union sympathizers and historians who have the audacity to claim that black slavery was a horrible and destructive thing – the lasting legacy of which we’re still struggling with today.

In fact, they say it wasn’t even remotely as bad as people say it was. It was simply one neighbor just helping out another neighbor in times of need.

Thankfully, educator and documentary filmmaker Ken Wyatt, has made a truly fascinating and much needed film to set this nonsense straight, in his new documentary, Colored Confederates: Myth or Matter of Fact?, which is now playing the film festival circuit here and in Germany, and will soon be screened at the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago in August.

Wyatt sets the facts straight and clears away this utter nonsense with clear analysis and undisputed evidence that there weren’t any black slaves who fought for the Confederate, despite alleged “evidence” otherwise.

And besides, even the idea of such a claim of slaves fighting for the South is totally illogical. What slave owner would give a gun to one of his slaves, to use against the Union Army? The slave would have turned the gun on HIM instead.

However, as the documentary shows, not only are there many whites who truly believe that there were black Confederate solders, but it also explores some black sellouts as well, who defend the Confederacy and raised the rebel flag with pride, such as the amazing H.K. Edgarton (pictured above).

The trailer below gives you just a hint of this truly baffling person who travels around the South dressed in a Confederate solider’s uniform, praising the Confederacy, slavery (which he likes to call the greatest gift God has ever given to America) and white sumpremacy.

Edgarton, is currently the chairman of the board of directors of the controversial Southern Legal Resource Center, which defends white racist organizations in court, such as the KKK  and was in fact, at one time, president of the Asheville North Carolina NAACP.

Well, that is until he was kicked out in 1998 “for not complying with the organization’s rules,” which is a polite way of saying because he was bat-shit crazy.

I would SO like to believe that Edgarton is really a performance artist and his whole act is really one big put-on, mocking the very beliefs and attitudes of the people who come to see him. Alas, he’s for real folks.

As I’ve said before, I don’t make this stuff up. Sometimes it just writes itself.

But do yourself a favor and check out Wyatt’s documentary if you have an opportunity to do so. It’s definitely worth checking out:

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Comments

Dude

What about Blacks who celebrate the Confederacy to this day? Easy google, youtube search if you must. Black Confederates were real. Black Confederate sympathizers are here, now. You can stick your gullible head back up your self-absorbed ass now.

CM

I think it's well known that blacks fought on both sides during the Civil War. The aspect is even mentioned several times in Ken Burns' classic documentary, "The Civl War." Colored Confederates' producer seems to be going over previously charted territory. Tell us something we don't know.

T'Challa

Clayton Bigsby lives! Not implausible that some ignorant slaves fought for the Confederacy, but still they've gotta provide the facts..

Bonnie

Whoa! It's Uncle Ruckus from "The Boondocks"

kid chaos

Ever one watch "the civil war" By Ken burns the south was low on men so they let the slaves join

JMac

When I was studying in Georgia during the whole "let's remove the confederate flag image from the state flag" hullabaloo, I happened upon a cable access channel with white Georgia crackers trying to argue that the confederate flag was just history and not hate. Just when I was about to turn the channel they brought a super dark skinned black guy to the podium – the only black guy there – to get up and speak on why he loved the confederate flag. He was wearing a confederate flag t-shirt and looked like he was on crack. His eyes were wide open, he would fidget and hobble uncontrollably from side time side, and after each sentence he would stop and look off to the side as if someone was telling him what to say. I never laughed so hard. You could tell he was not in his right mind and that they probably pulled him off the street with promises of free cash and liquor. Edgarton is either on drugs or needs some. Black confederates – complete myth. There's evidence some slave owners wanted their slaves to fight in the confederate army [and I bet a few of them would have] but no one was stupid enough to chance it.

CareyCarey

"historians" who argue and claim to have definitive proof that there were many black slaves, up to over 90,000 some claim, who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War". I doubt that's true but this subject interests me. But I believe a few facts are in order. Contrary to popular belief, the Civil War was not about slavery. I am not going to detail the historical events leading up to the civil war, but it basically revolved around power, control and money. However, slavery was an integral part of thar mix. Now I do know many slaves fought for the union army. But lets bring another fact to the floor. Northern whites were just as vicious and racist as southern whites. In some cases… more so. In fact, even though blacks served in northern states, in many case they were not allowed in the towns adjacent to their posts. So, all in all, it's feasible that some blacks may have been attached to the confederate army, but I'd question the numbers. But there is something else to consider. Many Colored folks were in the dark on many issues (no TV or Radio, couldn't read, and seldom left the plantation) so it's possible they may not have known the particulars of the Civil War. Also, who knows about Juneteenth? Well, for those who don't know; on June 19th the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was TWO AND A HALF AFTER President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official JANUARY 1, 1863!

No

Hmmm. Maybe Harriet Beecher Stowe was on to something when she penned "Uncle Tom's Confederacy" — I meant cabin!

Josh

Every war has collaberation. Some guys were trusted enough to carry arms in combat. Small numbers, yes, but it happened. It probably was better than being on the plantation.

ChezCerise

I don't doubt it for a second.

I don't doubt that many were slaves following orders.

I also know that the one who wins the war writes the history books.

obviously

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