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Calling conservatives and Republicans “racist” seems to be the go-to tactic out of the leftist playbook. The facts, however, tell a very different story. In fact, it is Republicans who have historically made great strides for the African-American community.
The story of William Carney is just one example.
Carney - Father - Slave - Way - Underground
Carney’s father was a slave who eventually made his way to freedom by following the Underground Railroad. After arriving in Massachusetts, Carney’s father earned enough money to purchase his wife and son’s freedom as well.
William later decided to go into ministry, but the Civil War interrupted his pursuit. Instead, he felt that God could use him best in the military, and he decided to enlist with the Union troops.
March - Carney - Company - C - Massachusetts
In March of 1863, Carney was assigned to Company C, 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry Regiment. Along with 40 other African-American men, this company was the first official Union black unit.
Carney and his company were assigned to South Carolina, where on July 18 he and his fellow soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts were told to scale the walls of the Confederate Fort Wagner.
Film - Glory - Battle
The film “Glory” depicts the incredible battle.
During the fighting, Carney saw that the unit’s color guard was wounded, and the American flag was almost touching the ground. In a desperate attempt to keep the flag upright, Carney rushed over and grabbed it.
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