I am rarely impressed with Hollywood activists, but I have to say that Aunjaune Ellis’s call for the removal of the Confederate battle flag on Mississippi’s state flag is worth considering. Her understanding of the flag combines a clear understanding of some of the relevant history as well as her own family’s painful story.

[Uploaded to YouTube on March 15, 2016]

Note: For those of you in the Boston – Providence area, tonight I will be speaking on the history and memory of the Confederate battle flag at the Rhode Island Civil War Roundtable in Cranston.

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