NFRA Presidential Preference Convention: August 28-30, 2015 (Comments Off)
National Federation of Republican Assemblies Presidential Preference Endorsing Convention 2015 to be held in Nashville TN on August 28th through 30th.
I awoke to the news Wednesday that seven Marines and four Army soldiers went missing, all presumed dead, after a special operations training mission helicopter crashed of the beaches not far from where I live. It is a sober reminder that those who volunteer to place themselves in harm’s way – between the evil and the innocent – face dangers even as they train to protect the nation they serve and those they swear to protect.
The delicacy and responsibility of my position in this matter can be appreciated when it is known that this was the first time in the history of the South that a Negro had been invited to take part on a programme with white Southern people on any important and national occasion. Our race should not neglect to give due credit to the courage that these Atlanta men displayed in extending this invitation; but the directors had told the Negroes from the beginning that they would give them fullest and freest opportunity to represent themselves in a creditable manner at every stage of the progress of the Exposition, and from the first day to the last this promise was kept. . .