Category Archives: Derrick Wilburn

0286_ “You’re nothing but a House Negro”_ [what did this term refer to?] Dec. 30, 2017 email from Derrick Wilburn, Advocate for a Free America_ links to Frederick Douglass (former slave) literacy = freedom blog posts

Donna Jack
January 2, 2017

People who are “liberals” call Derrick and his group “house Negroes” — because they are black and conservative. That is why he chose to send out this history lesson.

At the end of this blog entry are links to other blog posts on this site about:  Literacy = Freedom.

A quote from the end of Derrick Wilburn’s email below:

“Such was the lot of the “house Negro” as opposed to the “field Negro.” Now no one is claiming that being called a “house Negro” is a compliment – it isn’t.  But is being called one truly an insult or is it a display of ignorance of history by those using it?”

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From: Rocky Mtn Black Conservatives [mailto:info@rm-bc.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2017 2:18 PM
Subject: You’re nothing but a House Negro

Derrick is an advocate for a free America, and
founder of Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives (RMBC).

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Picture of “field Negroes and ‘overseers.'”_from Derrick Wilburn Dec 30 2017:

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Where “house Negroes” lived_from Derrick Wilburn Dec. 30, 2017:

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The pictures you see above depict two relatively distinct classes of people from yesteryear. On top is an actual photograph of “field Negroes.”  This particular picture was taken in Oklahoma in 1897 and shows both field Negroes and ‘overseers.’

Beneath it is a picture of the Cedar Springs plantation in Berkeley County South Carolina. Once upon a time, inside such a home, plus inside thousands others like it across the southern United States, was where “house Negroes” once worked.

It’s that latter term, “house Negroes”,  that’s the subject of this newsletter. Continue reading