As Woodson put it in 1924's Free Negro Owners of Slaves in the United States in 1830, "The census records show that the majority of the Negro owners of slaves were such from the point of view of philanthropy. In many instances the husband purchased the wife or vice versa … Slaves of Negroes were in some cases the children of a free father who had purchased his wife. If he did not thereafter emancipate the mother, as so many such husbands failed to do, his own children were born his slaves and were thus reported to the numerators."
Moreover, Woodson explains, "Benevolent Negroes often purchased slaves to make their lot easier by granting them their freedom for a nominal sum, or by permitting them to work it out on liberal terms." In other words, these black slave-owners, the clear majority, cleverly used the system of slavery to protect their loved ones. That's the good news.
In other words, I am basing my opinion on a historian's words so not reading history is not the issue for me. Like I said in my last post to you, however, we can agree to disagree and if you think I'm wrong, I'll live. And, quite frankly, I've had discussions with several people in this thread and not one of them has been as personally rude as you have. And because I'm not in the mood for it, I'll let you have the last word.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
"According to federal census reports, on June 1, 1860 there were nearly 4.5 million Negroes in the United States, with fewer than four million of them living in the southern slaveholding states. Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. The country's leading African American historian, Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, records that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.
And again you chop out relevant facts in my quote to address just one small aspect.
1. Bulldoze and then melt Confederate Statues.
2. Keep and honor the Jefferson Memorial.