Celebrating the Confederacy in 1961

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]

6 thoughts on “Celebrating the Confederacy in 1961

  1. Kevin Dally

    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.

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  2. bob carey

    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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