Confederate Flag

Let’s Talk About the Confederate Flag

The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities has a made available what it calls a discussion guide for those who are looking to host a conversation about the Confederate flag that […]

Staking Out a Position on the Confederate Flag

On more than one occasion I’ve recommended John Coski’s wonderful book, The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem. There is nothing else like it. Coski offers a very readable […]

Is This An Appropriate Use of the Confederate Flag?

Susan Hathaway and the Virginia Flaggers are Richmond’s self-described defenders of Confederate heritage. At the center of their advocacy is the belief that the Confederate flag has been hijacked by […]

The Virginia Flaggers Have Overreached

Update: Andy Hall is now weighing in on the Virginia Flaggers desperate bid for attention. The I-95 project isn’t over-reach, but quite the opposite — it’s grabbing the low-hanging fruit. […]

The Face of Public History (Part 2)

This past week I was reminded of just how upsetting it can be for African American to have to confront the Confederate flag when visiting a Civil War site. I […]