Tag: Confederate

Mississippi Holds Out for Confederate Flag One Year After Charleston

One year after public outcry forced the removal of the Confederate flag from state grounds and public institutions following the killing of nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., by a Confederate flag-waving gunman, there is still refusal by some to let go of the divisive symbol. The state of Mississippi…

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,…

Georgia 'Removes' Two Confederate Holidays From Calendar

Georgia’s 2016 calendar will reflect the removal of two Confederate holidays: Robert E. Lee’s birthday, which is on January 19 but will be observed on November 27 in 2015; and Confederate Memorial Day, which is on April 26 but was observed on April 27 in 2015. However, the calendar will…