Well, if you attended high school in Jacksonville, Florida (of all places) after 1959 you probably did. How did a high school in Florida end up being named after a Confederate general from Tennessee? It turns out that when the school opened in 1959 various interest groups, including the United Daughters of the Confederacy, competed [...]
Today my Civil War classes finished watching the movie Glory, which is still my all-time favorite Civil War movie. Students enjoy the movie in part because of the heroic story of the unit and the performances by Denzell Washington, Morgan Freeman, and Matthew Broderick. The movie does a very good job of addressing the discrimination [...]
[Hat-Tip to Robert Moore] Looks like the SCV in the good state of Tennessee is pushing for zoning amendments that will have the potential to legitimize an 80-foot-tall flagpole which will support a Confederate flag measuring 20-by-30-foot. According to the article some “have described the display as a ‘political agenda’ and a warning to motorists [...]
Today the Washington Post ran a column by George Will published ten years ago about the state of the Gettysburg battlefield and plans to build a new visitor center.