Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dear David 'Brantley' Craft; "Former North Carolina Gov. Charles 'Brantley' Aycock, in his own words"

" of the concessions Charles 'Brantley' Aycock allowed African Americans during his reign over Jim Crow North Carolina was “an opportunity for education.”

Just not in the same building as white kids.

On the whole Aycock contributed much more
to the betterment of our state. 

His contributions to education 
far out shadow his racist inclinations. 

I say the name stays.

David Brantley Craft
Greater Greensboro Politics
January 15, 2015, at 7:12am

He used this phrase in his 1903 speech to the North Carolina Society, called “The Negro Problem,” which began with the claim that, under his tenure, the state had “solved the negro problem.”

Aycock was, among other things, an active and admitted oppressor of every single black person living in his state during his tenure

“I am inclined to give to you our solution of this problem,” he said to the room. “It is, first, as far as possible under the Fifteenth Amendment to disfranchise him.”

Billy Graham held segregated crusades in his early years. 

We forgive him for that. 

Charles [Brantley] Aycock brought education to the masses. 

He was a man of his time. 

We can forgive him for his segregationist views."

David Brantley Craft
Guarino; "The Aycock name: Time for a change"
February 15, 2013 at 8:53 AM

There’s quite a bit more:

“Let the negro learn once [and] for all that there is unending separation of the races, that the two peoples may develop side by side to the fullest but that they cannot intermingle; let the white man determine that no man shall by act or thought or speech cross this line, and the race problem will be at an end.”

David Craft 
Chairman of the Board
Craft Insurance

Aycock was, among other things, an active and admitted oppressor of every single black person living in his state during his tenure — 1901-05, which means, yes, he was a sitting governor when he made these remarks. They came just five years after the Wilmington Race Riot, in which armed white insurgents — from Aycock’s political party — overthrew the city’s duly elected government just a single generation removed from the Civil War.

We came through the civil rights movement 
in a much more peaceful way than most other southern states.

There were plenty of other people that abhorred the system, 
but had to complacently go along because it was so ingrained.

I'm not forgetting or forgiving anything. 

I'm balancing his contributions with his negatives. 

As others have said, 
I think it's instructive to keep a name like that out in public
and acknowledge the good and the bad of the man.

David Brantley Craft
Greater Greensboro Politics

Racial relations in NC took a precipitous decline with the advent of Jim Crow and the abrupt termination of the fusionist experiment in multiracial democracy in 1898. Aycock and his cohort were directly responsible for just about all of it.

We must disfranchise the negro. 

To do so is both desirable and necessary

Desirable because it sets the white man 
free to move along faster than he can go 
when retarded by the slower movement of the negro.

Charles Brantley Aycock
Acceptance speech for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination
April, 1900

The Guilford County School Board’s decision last week to rename Aycock Middle School ...takes a stand against those who would whitewash the man’s legacy.

The same David Brantley Craft, Board Chair, Farmer's Market, Inc,
the Non-Profit which runs Greensboro's Farmers Curb Market 
at 501 Yanceyville Sreet near Aycock Middle School, 
who has donated 'bribes' money 
to a good chunk of present and former City Council members

Aycock was more than just a peripheral player in the white supremacy movement of the 1900s; he was a leader, an integral part of the culture that established the framework for Jim Crow. His influence visited agony among a full third of his state — the black population of NC at the time. He was a villain who managed to get himself elected to office, more fittingly despised than celebrated..."
Dear David Brantley Craft; "[C. Brantley] Aycock’s vile legacy", by the Editorial Board of the News & Record

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