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That Time A Freedom Rider Shot Down a Rebel Flag in Vietnam

The successive waves of de-Dixiefication that have washed over the South in the last five years have produced a number of arresting images. Bree Newsome triumphant atop the South Carolina state house flagpole, one rebel flag removed. New Orleans Robert E. Lee or Austin Jefferson Davis or Memphis Nathan Bedford Forrest floating off their pedestals […]

A Confederate Veteran Speaks: What the Monuments Mean

This is an oped that I published in the Jackson, MS, Clarion-Ledger on August 12, 2018. An earlier version of it, published as a post on this website, appears below. “The South will rise again!” chanted white supremacists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, a year ago this month. But since then the monuments, at least, have […]