In his newspaper, The Memphis Daily Appeal for April 16, 1868, publisher Albert Pike (33rd Degree Scottish Rite Sovereign Grand Commander) wrote: ".... We would unite every white man in the South, who is opposed to negro suffrage, into one great Order of Southern Brotherhood, with an organization complete, active, vigorous, in which a few should execute the concentrated will of all, and whose very existence should be concealed from all but its members."
By |March 5th, 20132016-12-05T04:47:42+00:00
The South gave us Virginian George Washington, the "father" of our country. Thomas Jefferson, who drafted our Declaration of Independence, was also from Virginia. They gave us many key figures in the Revolutionary War. So it is a pity that so many in the South wish to honor those who, in defending slavery, fought to destroy the house their greatest leaders had built.