Learn From Our History

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

After reading an item in Chattanooga Times-Free Press today an article about National Park Service withdraw plans to pay $100,000 for a project honoring the "Black Panther Party".  The funds were going to Berkley for a two year research. 

After the Fraternal Order of Police wrote a letter to President Trump the fund was withdrawn.  This caused Rep. Barbara Lee D - California to say the withdrawal  was "Outrageous", The Black Panther Party was "integral part of the civil rights movement and the public has a right to  know  their history". 

My question is why she and others that think the same, then why should all not have the right to  know about all of our history. That includes the good and bad that made this country great. The Civil War, and all wars, is what made us this way.  Remember, the things that happen in the past of our life is history. 

I hope we learn from history and use it to make us better.  Stop trying to erase it, learn from it. 

Margaet  H. Chastain 

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