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Sunday, January 08, 2006

So Please, Don't Mention Slavery

From the Portales (N.M.) News-Tribune of Jan. 8, 2006:

United Daughters of the Confederacy remember history

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer

Women of the United Daughters of the Confederacy celebrated the 100th year anniversary of the local area chapter in Portales on Friday.

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“It’s a moment of great pride and honor to be a member and to honor my ancestry,” Jane Hilliard of Portales said. “We don’t take part in the political aspect of it (the Civil War). We’re not trying to rewrite the war. We are simply searching for the history.”

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