Spottswood Rice, the Ultimate Hero Father

December 27th, 2011 by Glenn Sacks, MA, Executive Director

Black Union Army soldiers like Spottswood Rice helped turn the tide in the Civil War. The Hero Father. In the face of a family court system that is stacked against him, he fights a long, hard battle to remain a meaningful part of the lives of the children who love and need him. The press rarely, if ever, talks about the Hero Father.  They’d rather vilify “deadbeat dads,” real or imagined.

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning…

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them…If we ever get free from all the oppressions and wrongs heaped upon us, we must pay for their removal. We must do this by labor, by suffering, by sacrifice…”

But even the best among us could learn much from a Hero Father of a different era—a former slave named Spottswood Rice.

Posted in Fathers and Families Advocacy Group

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