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Trump Rally Near Pulse Shooting Comes With Confederate Flag

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On August 12th, Donald Trump hosted a rally in Kissimmee, Florida. For almost 20 minutes prior to his speech, a Confederate flag saying “Trump 2016” hung from the railing in Silver Spurs Arena (the venue). There is heated debate about the meaning of this conflicting imagery, as well as its association with racist sentiments, and […]

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More controversy over the Confederate Flag

a few hours ago

North Fort Myers High School draws attention once more over the presence of confederate flags on their campus. Sky Hunter, a student, maintains that the school would not allow her to keep her confederate flag on her truck. This is the second time this issue has arisen, as the school came under fire last year […]

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Inside the hidden history of confederate memorials

a few hours ago

Civil war memorials can be found both north and south, often the same monument is used just with a different memorial plaque. They were often initiated by women, especially in the south, years after the war to create the community’s own history in a good light. Monuments in the south are targeted for removal, either […]

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Sons of Confederate Veterans suing Natchitoches over battle flag ban

a few hours ago

In the city of Natchitoches, LA confederate flags were banned during an annual Christmas parade. Due to the recent uprising in racial tension the city wanted to protect themselves from being seen as hateful. The group who was going to march petitioned for it to be overturned due to it’s historical nature and not as […]

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Texas neo-Confederates erecting monument with 32 Rebel flags — on town’s MLK Blvd

yesterday

Despite recent tensions throughout the United States, Texas neo-Confederates have nearly finished erecting a monument that includes 26-32 Confederate flags. The monument is ironically placed on Martin Luther King Boulevard. Although the erectors of the monument claim that the display is not racially fueled, the Southern Poverty Law Center calls the says the construction is […]

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It’s American history: Removal of Confederate monuments is plain wrong

yesterday

Removing Confederate monuments is wrong according to many. It’s removing a part of history. Distasteful parts shouldn’t just be hidden away like that. They still teach us something important. They should be remembered lest they be repeated. Not everyone agrees with this, though. Some feel the monuments are a disgrace. Key Takeaways: American history has […]

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The Battery Flag and What Became of It / 1st Co Richmond Howitzers

yesterday

A brief account of the battery flag and what became of it. Mr. Jno. W. Todd recounts his experience and provides details of his time with the confederacy with the flag. There was more use for guns than a flag, but it was worn under his uniform by cutting two holes in the flag to […]

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Would you have gone to war?

yesterday

A great question from Manassas National Battlefield Park. Asking readers would you go to war in an attempt to make people second guess their usually passionate responses. The author invites us to use our hindsight to look back at the past and possibly decide different than our fore fathers did in the past. Key Takeaways: […]

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Otisco mystery: Who stole plaque honoring Civil War veteran, beloved doctor?

yesterday

In Otisco, there has recently been a huge mystery as a plaque that used to be dedicated to honor a Civil War veteran has recently been stolen by an unknown person. About two weeks ago, someone notified the Otisco town clerk that the plaque had gone missing. As it is almost 100 years old, it […]

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A Very Jewish Civil War

a day ago

The National Archives Project will allow Jewish soldiers of the civil war to be identified and will be available online in 2017, including photographs and written documents. Currently, records have only been available from “The American Jew as Patriot, Soldier and Citizen”, by Simon Wolfs in 1985, which comprised of a total of 10,000 names; […]

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