The Day They Drove Old Dixie Down

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Or drove down to old Dixie, rather. I'm going to Virginia next week in hopes of making all that I've been reading real. Or at least some of it. I have some ideas about what I'd like to see. But I'd love to hear some suggestions on battle-sites, and slave plantations. I have a few days. I wanna take in as much as I can.

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