These symbols can serve as part of the “glue” that holds nations together at other times, these symbols can divide people – the confederate battle flag is a case in point for the past couple of decades, i've studied political iconography with an emphasis on southern politics and confederate symbols. Despite it never having historically represented the csa (confederate states of america) as a nation, this 'flag' has become a widely recognized symbol of the south according to civil war historian and native southerner shelby foote, the flag traditionally represented the south's resistance to northern political dominance. For years the confederate flag has been a controversial symbol of southern pride or racism, depending on who you ask there are a lot of facts and myths about the flag most americans don't know advertisement here are the top seven: (joe raedle/getty images) 1 the confederate flag has only flown at. In the wake of a shooting that left nine black churchgoers dead, national debate over the controversial symbol has been reinvigorated below is still many historians say the appearance of the flag likely had a more nefarious purpose: to symbolize southern defiance in the face of a burgeoning civil rights. Join us on facebook: subscribe 1ilohml the confederate flag flying at the south carolina state capitol has spar the confederate battle flag isn't racist it is a symbol of states rights to avoid a tyrannical part of the country (the north) from overreaching power.
Joe carter on the confederate flag controversy in a series of editorials, thompson explained the purpose and meaning of his design: such a flag would be a suitable emblem of our young confederacy, and sustained by the brave hearts and strong arms of the south, it would soon take rank among the. Misinformation about the antebellum south, the civil war, and the confederate flag is rife on the internet perhaps nowhere flags were typically carried into battle for this purpose, but the first confederate flag was too easily confused with the united states flag at a distance fact: a common misconception the first. The dixiecrats reconvened in birmingham, nominating south carolina governor strom thurmond for the presidency sales of confederate flags, long moribund, exploded stores could not keep them in stock the battle flag became the symbol of segregation the flag soon spread it fluttered from the radio.
I believed slavery in the antebellum south wasn't as awful as some people made it out to be i believed the confederacy seceded to preserve states' rights, not slavery i thought reconstruction was a mistake, a prime example of federal overreach and i insisted the confederate flag was a symbol of. A student holds a confederate flag in front of little rock central high school, which had been scheduled to integrate, in september 1957 who were perhaps well-meaning, but were nevertheless ignoring the fact that their beloved southern cross flew at klan rallies — that it was a symbol for a war fought. Flag of the confederate states of america: national flag consisting of seven white stars on a blue canton with a field of three alternating stripes, two red and one proponents of the tradition argued that the flag recalled southern heritage and wartime sacrifice, whereas opponents saw it as a symbol of racism and slavery,.
Although, i do feel that the recent public disputes on whether or not the confederate flag should be displayed has brought to light misconceptions that many people on both sides of this debate hold the history behind the confederate flag and other related symbols are a part of a very complex societal dynamic my dad. Historic meaning of the confederate flag still strong jason pressberg / columnist the confederate flag is still a symbol of southern pride visiting wal-mart, you'll find it on bumper stickers, hats and t-shirts of the local elon and burlington customers that shop there many elon students also have confederate flag bumper. This design was never flown in the confederacy, but rather became a symbol of the south halfway through the 20th century 2 the first others knew it as the “ stonewall jackson flag,” due to the flag's first purpose: before it was flown in any battles, the stainless banner was used to cover jackson's coffin at his funeral 6.
South carolina governor nikki haley has called on state legislators to bring down the confederate flag from the grounds of the state house, a move that earlier served as a reminder that despite whatever calls to southern heritage the flag may invoke, it has long been used as a divisive and racist symbol.
The rebel flag as depicted at the top was a battle flag, not a national flag it represented conflict and war and everyone living during the civil war and immediately afterwards knew that people today seem to think it's the actual confederate flag and it's often associated with a notion of southern pride. History books, the media, the school systems, etc abound in falsehoods and inaccuracies of confederate and southern history this fact sheet will help to clarify and dispell some of these rampant inaccuracies myth - the war of 1861 - 1865 was fought over slavery fact - terribly untrue the north fought the war over. (cnn) the racist massacre in a south carolina church has tipped the balance in a decades-old tug of war over the meaning of the confederate battle flag its champions have argued it's a symbol of southern culture, the historic flag of the south critics say it's a racist symbol that represents a war to uphold.