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Calvin Johnson Jr.

Calvin Johnson Jr.

Calvin E. Johnson, Jr. Author of book, "When America Stood for God, Family and Country." Email: cjohnson1861@bellsouth.net

Recent Articles by Calvin Johnson Jr.

  • Last Farewell to Robert E. Lee
    The United States flag flew at half-mast when Robert E. Lee died! October 12th is the 143rd anniversary of the passing of Robert E. Lee whose memory is still dear in the hearts of many people around the world.
  • 60th Anniversary Premiere of “The Robe”
    Do you remember when the South was called the “Bible Belt” and….
  • Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
    Winston Churchill once said, "The most beautiful voice in the world is that of an educated Southern woman.”
  • Remembering Mary Surratt; Marylander and Southerner
    Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy said: “I love the Union and the Constitution, but I would rather leave the Union with the Constitution than remain in the Union without it.”
  • Confederate History and Heritage Month
    The Confederate History and Heritage Month Committee of the National and Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans proudly recognizes and appreciates the signing of proclamations by Southern governors, mayors and county commissioners since 1995 designating the month of April as “Confederate History and Heritage Month.”
  • 181st Birthday tribute to General Gordon
    February is Black History Month. It is also the birthday month of George Washington, our first president. And it is the birthday month of John Brown Gordon of Georgia. John B. Gordon, born February 6, 1832, was an orator, lawyer, statesman, soldier, publisher and governor of the state of Georgia. He is best known as one of General Robert E. Lee's generals.
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson
    Do you remember the Don William’s country song “Good Ole Boys like me” which begins with the lyrics: “When I was a kid Uncle Remus he put me to bed with a picture of Stonewall Jackson above my head?”
  • 73rd Anniversary of “Gone with the Wind” premiere
    Do you, your parents or grandparents remember the year 1939 when….
  • When Love Me Tender premiered in New York
    In 1956 America loved President Dwight Eisenhower, Fats Domino sang “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill”, Buddy Holly and the Crickets appeared at New York’s Paramount Theater and “Love Me Tender” starring Richard Egan, Debra Paget and introducing Elvis Presley premiered at the Paramount Theater located at 43rd Street and Broadway in New York’s Times Square Theater District.
  • Wirz Memorial Set for Sunday November 4th
    104 years ago, May 12, 1908, the United Daughters of the Confederacy unveiled a monument to the memory of Captain Henry Wirz in Andersonville, Georgia.
  • A Hispanic Month tribute to Moses Ezekiel
    Black, Hispanic, Jewish, Women’s and Confederate History Month reminds us about those who helped make America great!
  • 142nd Anniversary of Gen. Lee’s death
    Every year, the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia presents a lecture and special events commemorating the Washington College presidency of Robert E. Lee on the anniversary of his death.
  • A Walton’s 40th Anniversary tribute
    Do you remember when John-Boy Walton asked Grandpa Zeb “Do we got something to show we own Walton's Mountain?”
  • Lost in the 60s of Drive-in movies, catfish and Dixie
    Do you remember the late Southern-American columnist, comedian and speaker Lewis Grizzard {October 20, 1946 –March 20, 1994} who made us laugh, think and proud of whom we are? There are few that write with the heart and soul of Mr. Grizzard who wrote and spoke compassionately about subjects that included the American-South.
  • 191st Birthday Tribute to General Forrest
    Please share this story with teachers, students, historians, church members, librarians, civic groups, Civil Rights groups and all who love American history and wish to hear both sides of a story. This should especially be shared with the young people of different races and backgrounds and people throughout the world.
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Reunion of 1913
    As the USA celebrates her 236th birthday on July 4th, Independence Day, let’s pause to remember the events in America’s history that took place during this historic time.
  • Arlington National Cemetery—A Memorial Day Tribute
    Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for those who fought for the Confederacy and Union during the War Between the States.
  • Remembering Jefferson Davis: American Patriot & Southern Hero
    The sesquicentennial “150th Anniversary” of the War Between the States continues this year.
  • Confederate Memorial Day in Dixie
    Did you know that the first Memorial Day in America was held in the South in honor of both the soldiers of Union Blue and Confederate Gray?
  • Gen. Patrick Cleburne--The Fighting Irishman
    Saturday, March 17, 2012, is Saint Patrick’s Day and the 184th birthday of Patrick Ronayne Cleburne.
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