Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 87: Mississippi State Flag Under Attack

Mississippi flag retains Confederate emblem despite calls for its removal.  (Win)  Remember, though, the state voted on whether or not to keep it awhile back and the vote was to keep it.

Family removes Confederate memorial marker from ex-slave's grave.  (Roanoke Times, Virginia)  (No-call.  It is their choice.)  Rocky Mount, Virginia.  Creed Holland died over 80 years ago.  In 2002, he was honored for service as a Confederate soldier by the SCV.  It is believed that he served as a teamster for the 58th Virginia Infantry Regiment.

This is based on his 1925 pension request whereby he received $8.25 a month.  He never discussed the service with his family.

North Texan Fights HOA To Fly Confederate Flag.  (Eulis, Texas)  (Win). Resident fighting the Harwood Courts Home Owners Association which only allows the U.S. and state flags to be flown.

Wyandotte superintendent says suspensions unrelated to Confederate Flag controversy.  (Southgate News-Herald, Michigan)  (Win)  Three boys were suspended from Roosevelt High School because they posted a photo of themselves in social media in an unauthorized area of the school.  One was making an obscene gesture and one had a Confederate Flag.  Although i am sure the Confederate Flag had the most to do with the suspensions.

UM NAACP rally met with Confederate opposition.  (University of Mississippi)  (Win)  The NAACP is trying to remove the Mississippi state flag from campus because of you-know-what.

Professor convenes roundtable on Confederate symbolism in the 21st century.  (Draw)  (Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Georgia)

--Old Secesh



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