Check out this short video of a Civil War centennial parade in Jackson, Mississippi in March 1961. There is no shortage of Confederate flags. It certainly is a wonderful example of how these events rallied white communities at the height of the civil rights movement.

There does appear to be two black individuals in the parade, one pushing a wheelbarrow at the 54 second mark, but I am not sure what to make of it.

[Uploaded to YouTube on January 7, 2017]

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  1. Yes I have marched behind horses…fun trying to keep in “step”, without “stepping” in IT! We didn’t get the luxury of having anyone picking up before us.

  2. I’ve got an idea.
    Our ancestors started, fought and lost a war a hundred years ago. This war devastated our economy, destroyed our infrastructure, turned our society upside down and cost thousands of lives. Let’s have a parade to celebrate!!!

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