View Full Version : The Black Founding Fathers

07-20-2010, 12:42 AM
Glenn Beck did a segment on the black founders of this great country. I have to admit, I knew nothing about this. My guess is most of you all didn't either. Here is the show:



This stuff is absolutely fascinating. I just ordered Barton's book from Amazon. I bet if blacks knew of this history, they'd start to pull away from the oppression of the left.

07-20-2010, 04:09 AM
Pretty amazing work that Glenn and the two historians did here. I posted all three up on Facebook, maybe some of my friends will watch them and get a new understanding of our History.

07-20-2010, 05:44 AM
I watched that show. It was a few months ago. A very good one. At the beginning of the show he had a number of pictures of people and he went through asking how many people could name one, two, three, etc... I was kinda ashamed that I could only name one of them.

07-20-2010, 10:41 AM
check out the idiot comments on these videos . . . . :rolleyes:

07-20-2010, 01:22 PM
check out the idiot comments on these videos . . . . :rolleyes:

I ignore the comments on youtube.

07-20-2010, 01:57 PM
I ignore the comments on youtube.

read them this time. You'll wonder what their DU names are ;)

07-20-2010, 02:27 PM
As far as most Black people are concerned these were all house negros and Uncle Toms. White Americans are prouder of these men than Black Americans will ever be.

07-20-2010, 10:09 PM
I liked this segment.

I knew some of this. Mainly Crispus Attucks and the anti-slavery slant of some of the revolutionaries. I can tell you definitively that I did not learn it in public education. The Story of US on the history channel also went into some of this.

07-21-2010, 12:47 AM
I'll tell you what got me. One of the biggest complaints blacks have about our founding documents is the 3/5ths clause. But when they told the reasoning behind it, it was actually to their benefit at the time to do that. Even Frederick Douglas agreed with it after he read more into it.