Today in Texas History – May 25

From the Annals of the Defeated  – – – The Texas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met for the first time.  According to the TDUDC, who are still referring to the Civil War as the “War Between the States”, their motto (on a five point star surrounding a cotton boll) is an ambitious “Love, Live, Pray, Think, Dare.”  The UDC was instrumental in the late 19th century  attempts to recharacterize the Civil War as not having been caused by slavery and in attempting to divert focus away from the rebellion that it was to a glorious cause dedicated to preserving a way of life that probably never really existed.

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