Saturday, July 28, 2012

Norris White marches at Texas State Capitol in CSA uniform

Norris White marches at Texas State Capitol in CSA uniform

Not any of us who know Norris White, Jr. saw this coming, but I am sure once you read the attached statement and view the photos, you will be proud of Mr. White of Palestine, Texas for taking a stand at the Texas State Capitol in Austin this past Saturday in Confederate uniform giving a voice to Black Confederate, Randolph Vesey, and other men like him who proudly served in the Confederate States Army. I feel optimistic that Norris' courageous efforts and future efforts will be fruitful and that the true history of all CSA soldiers be respected and honored by more and more people across the state and country. Norris White is currently traveling Texas, giving presentations to SCV camps, UDC chapters, and other groups as he continues his research on the Black Confederates from Texas for a book on said subject he is in the process of writing. Mr. White is a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Desert Storm conflict and his very close to completing his Master's degree in History at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Mr. White, who also serves on the board of the Museum for East Texas Culture in Palestine was asked in January of 2011 if he would be interested in making a historical presentation to the John H. Reagan Camp 2156, SCV on March 12, 2011 on the subject of Black Confederates. At the time, he knew very little about the subject, but readily accepted the offer anyway. He then began his research for his presentation. Due to this research for the presentation and learning more and more facts about these Confederate veterans of color, it sparked a fire in him to do more and more research. Eventually his research, in which much so much primary documentation was found, led Norris to a decision to write a book solely about the Black Confederates from Texas using only the primary sources of documentation.  I can't wait for this book to be published some day in the future.

I placed the information and photos provided by Norris White on our camp website at the link below:

Deo Vindice!   

Marc Robinson
John H. Reagan Camp #2156
Palestine, Texas