Robert E. Lee's Orderly: A Modern Black Man's Confederate Journey

  • by Al Arnold
  • Narrated by Sule Greg Wilson
  • 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A descendant of Nathan Bedford Forrest's slaves, Al Arnold, tells his journey of embracing his Confederate heritage. His ancestor, Turner Hall, Jr., a Black Confederate, served as a body servant for two Confederate soldiers and an orderly for Gen. Robert E. Lee. Turner Hall, Jr., was celebrated by Blacks and Whites in his community. Hall attended the last Civil War reunion at Gettysburg in 1938. He was interviewed by the national talk radio show, "We, The People". This is a personal journey of faith, heritage, race, and family wrapped around the grace of God through the eyes and honest thoughts of a modern Black man. Arnold argues for African Americans to embrace Confederate heritage to capture the enriched Black history of the Civil War era. He bestows dignity and honor on his Confederate ancestor and challenges the traditional thoughts of modern African Americans. Arnold rests in his faith as the uniting force that reconciles our colorful past to our bright future.

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A very thoughtful and well written book.

It should be required reading in High schools nationwide. I strongly recommend it for anyone interested in African American issues today.
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- erin

Excellent story and informative!

I am very pleased with my purchase. This is an amazing story and of value to both White Southerners and Black Southerners who, in fact, share a heritage , once not as equals,, but now as equal citizens of a United States.
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- Fr. John Hill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-24-2016
  • Publisher: Ravenpheat Productions, LLC