Selma, Alabama (1965)
I guess we should have seen this coming from a mile away. In the wake of heated protests from their loyal fans Lynyrd Skynyrd has decided that they will fly the Confederate flag at their concerts. And just in case you still question their commitment to the flag’s history and meaning rest assured:
Myself, the past members and the present members (that are from the South), are all extremely proud of our heritage and being from the South. We know what the Dixie flag represents and its heritage; the Civil War was fought over States rights.” — Gary Rossington
I guess a southern man does need him around…at least to buy those records.
In other news, the Selma City Council has voted to halt the construction of a monument to Nathan Bedford Forrest until it can be determined who owns the land on which it is to be placed.
And so it goes.