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S.M. Wright, John B. Hood and R.L. Thornton

Surrounded by plenty of slaves pre-Civil War and a rush of immigrants early 1900s, the hooded men felt at home where ever they stepped foot. They especially felt at home throughout Dallas County, home of the largest number of KKK members in the 1920s. 617 more words

General

Middle-Schoolers Ceremoniously Vote To Remove Confederate General's Name From School

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DALLAS (CBS 11) — Chrystal Montaperez loves John B. Hood Middle School. The 14-year-old 8th-grader from southeast Dallas is in conflict with her personal loyalties: She tells her social studies teacher that the school’s name doesn’t mean the same as it did decades ago, but she doesn’t support a call to change the name. 309 more words

News

A Sad Day in NOLA

A federal judge ruled last week that four monuments related to the Confederacy will be removed in New Orleans. The mayor, Mitch Landrieu, said he was “pleased” with the ruling. 352 more words

Civil War

War Waged Against Everything Confederate in Florida

According to a letter from David McCallister, the Florida Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Heritage Chairman, there are three pending initiatives in the Florida Legislature. Mr. 311 more words

The Confederate Flag

In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, the battle flag was used mostly at veterans’ events and to commemorate fallen Confederate soldiers. The flag took on new associations in the 1940s, when it began to appear more frequently in contexts unrelated to the Civil War, such as University of Mississippi football games.

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Politics

America Has Failed Black People

America has failed black people. You might as well start swatting them bees right now, ‘cause it’s gonna be a long day. Lincoln came down in his war of northern aggression, and straightened out the south. 1,605 more words

Politics

Pro-Flag Rally a Success

On Tuesday, a rally was held in defense of the Mississippi state flag. Under sunny skies, Mississippians came together in defense of keeping their flag. Several hundred people attended the peaceful rally, which was held on the steps of the State Capitol Building in Jackson. 349 more words