This is a great article written about our flags. Here is a snippet.
You see the Confederate flag whipping back and forth in the wind, and your heart leaps, as you immediately feel a connection to it.
You’re not the only person who feels this way.
Research shows that 17% of Black people view the Confederate flag as a symbol of Southern pride, and 66% of white people embrace “Old Dixie” in this way.
The American Confederacy is certainly dead now, but the flag lives on. If you’re curious about the Rebellion, here are eight facts about the Confederate flag you may have never known.
Facts About the Confederate Flag: A Glimpse at the Confederate Flag
This flag became the Confederacy’s first official flag after the Confederacy was created in the early part of 1861.
A special committee was charged with designing the flag. Although one approach was to develop a flag that mirrored the United States’ flag at that time, another approach was to produce a completely different flag. A variety of designs ended up being used to represent the Confederacy in the following years.