Same Flag: From Selma to Ferguson

Selma to Montgomery, Alabama (March 21, 1965)

March in Selma, Alabama (March 21, 1965)

Ferguson to Jefferson City, Missouri (December 4, 2014)

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17 thoughts on “Same Flag: From Selma to Ferguson

  1. John Heiser

    I’m sure all of the southern heritage groups and flagger organizations will rush to denounce this racially charged abuse of the same Confederate flag which they all are so devoted to; or should I rephrase that as a question?

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  2. Jerry McKenzie

    Strange coincidence that the town name is Rosebud and that one of the worst massacres in America was in Rosebud, Florida.

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    1. Ken Noe

      Rosewood, Florida, actually. What’s interesting to me is that, as a friend pointed out elsewhere, Rosebud was a heavily Unionist town during the Civil War. The man hiding his face with a paper towel hood might well be a descendant of Yanks.

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  3. Jack

    I don’t see any difference between this and say misusing any tool. It’s reminiscent of anti-gun nuts tying all guns to crime.

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  4. Jack

    FYI the klan resides in places where this flag is not flown. Why not ask the Native Americans what their interpretation is of the US flag? Point is the flag means different things to different people.

    We see the Confederate flag in homes, parks, memorials, and institutions honoring veterans and heritage. Yet you chose not to show that view.

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    1. Kevin Levin Post author

      I’ve written posts over the years that shows the flag in all of these contexts. You just choose not to look through the blog.

      Point is the flag means different things to different people.

      That may be true, but that does not detract from the fact that the flag was first raised in an army that functioned as the military arm of a government pledged to protect and spread slavery and later as a symbol of “massive resistance” during the civil rights era.

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  5. Marian Latimer

    Of course, this is all being done in the spirit of brotherhood and good cheer, isn’t it? No hate or intimidation is being implied whatsoever. No, not at all. Jim Crow has nothing on the current state of affairs in this country.

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