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Stonewall Jackson's Black Sunday School
Years later, after leaving Lexington to join the Confederate army, he still prayed for them and sent money to the school. In turn, his devoted students loved and respected him. Many of them became influential members of the community. One, a Presbyterian minister, honored Jackson with a stained-glass window at his church in Roanoke, Virginia. The window, inscribed with Jac ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 15th 2010 by Pelican Publishing Company
(first published 2010)
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The history in this children's book is great! I learned a lot about Stonewall Jackson and his horse Little Sorrel. He believed that all men should know God's word, so he taught African Americans to read and gave them Bibles, despite the prejudice against doing this. He was an honorable general, praying for God's guidance everyday. When his arm became infected after a battle injury, it was amputated and buried. Ten days later when he died from the wound, his body was buried in another location. T ...more
Jun 13, 2012 Matthew rated it really liked it
Such an unusual text. It definitely sheds a little light on the guy that comes up in the textbooks on the side of the Confederacy. The Civil War is such a confusing subject, not just because it was our country against itself, but because the reasons people chose to fight for the side they chose are so varied. It's tough to even conceive of the thinking behind each person's choices today because I don't think that we view ourselves, our states, or our country the way that people viewed them at th ...more
This is something I do not remember learning in school. Bravo to Stonewall Jackson for standing up to the status quo. Blacks were not allowed to be educated or to assemble out of fear. A book I will put on my list for this school year.