It comes down to this: Southern heritage advocates are their own worst enemies. We can see this clearly at work in last night’s decision on the part of the Memphis City Council to change the names of three parks named in honor of the Confederacy. Forrest Park is at center stage. In an interview with [...]
Sons of Confederate Veterans
“People forget that slavery existed in the whole country at the time, and less than 10 percent (of Confederates) actually owned slaves,” Waller said. It must be about heritage because it certainly isn’t about history.
I just came across the schedule for the upcoming meeting of the Stephen D. Lee Institute in St. Augustin, Florida next month. It should come as no surprise that they decided to focus on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. A quick glance at the titles of the presentations suggests that participants will be [...]
Looks like Trace Adkins decided to ruin a perfectly good Christmas special at Rockefeller Center by wearing a Confederate earpiece during his performance. As you can see, this is a very important story.
Now before some of you get up in arms, read the story. I had no idea that the Sons of Confederate Veterans purchased Castle Pinckney last year from the State Port Authority. What they plan to do with it is unknown, but for now they will erect a couple of poles on which will fly [...]
Byron Thomas made a name for himself not too long ago by hanging a Confederate flag in his dorm window at the University of South Carolina – Beaufort. Since then he has utilized YouTube to promote his own vision of a post-racial society. Some of it is worth watching and some of it is not. [...]
My editor at the Atlantic asked me to revise a recent post on the DNC and the Confederate flag. You can read it below or at the Atlantic. I have no doubt that it will raise the usual cries of South/Confederate heritage bashing from the usual suspects. What I find funny is that the posts [...]
Most of us know Michael Givens as the commander-in-chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Here he is in 2011 rallying the troops to take a more active and aggressive role in promoting Confederate heritage. I suspect most of you are unfamiliar with Michael Givens the writer, movie director, cinematographer, and photographer. Check this out. [...]