Tag: Confederacy

Confederate Monuments' Removal Was 'Foolish,' Says Trump

After equating activists for equality to neo-Nazis following the violence in Charlottesville, President Donald Trump has continued to double down on his racist rhetoric. Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You….. Donald J….

Mississippi Gov. Sued Over Racist State Flag

39-year-old Carlos Moore, an attorney from Mississippi, is suing Gov. Phil Bryant over the state’s controversial flag, which contains a Confederate battle emblem. Related Story: Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly over Mississippi According to Moore, while he can deal with the flag’s consequences, he doesn’t want his daughter, who…

Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly Over Mississippi

Mississippi House and Senate bills that would change the state’s current flag, which contains the Confederate battle flag, all died this past Tuesday due to not having enough support. Various proposals on file included taking submissions for flag ideas from colleges and universities, reinstating the previous Magnolia Tree flag and…

Georgia Lawmaker: KKK 'not so much a racist thing'

The Ku Klux Klan “made a lot of people straighten up,” Georgia State Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) said last week in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Further, the Klan “was not so much a racist thing but a vigilante thing to keep law and order,” according to Benton. Benton,…

MLK Monument on Stone Mountain Meets Resistance

By Sheryl Estrada A monument to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on top of Stone Mountain will rest above a carving of key figures of the Confederacy. A monument to honor slaincivil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., planned for the top of Stone Mountain Park in Georgia,…

Prominent Mississippians Urge State To Remove Flag's Confederate Emblem

Prominent former and current residents of Mississippi have joined together to urge the state to change its flag, which currently still encompasses a Confederate emblem. On Sunday, the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger published a full-page letter signed by 64 notable people, including former Mississippi State Rep. John Grisham, Morgan Freeman, Archie Manning…