Topic: Sons of Confederate Veterans
Confederate flag coming down in Raleigh, N.C., where it hangs in the State Capitol. The Confederate battle flag is coming down this weekend, according to one state official.
Still, some speak in hushed tones as they confess a certain admiration for the valor of Confederate troops who fought for what was, to them, the hallowed ground of home and country.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans want to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general who subsequently joined the Ku Klux Klan, on some Mississippi license plates in 2014.
02/11/2011 02:58 pm
The Virginia governor, Bob McDonnell, is reinstating Confederate History Month. But that brings back ideas and symbols of the Old South that are offensive to many Americans – including many Southerners.
04/07/2010 01:01 pm
In asserting that some Obama foes are prejudiced, the ex-president rekindles a difficult discussion. The right sees it as a way to squelch legitimate opposition to administration policies.
09/16/2009 01:00 am
Huge displays along interstates raise old debates over the history of war and slavery.
08/04/2008 01:00 am