Class Year

2019

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

1-9-2017

Department

Civil War Institute

Abstract

When I first learned about the removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s state building in July of 2015, I was angry like many other people. For me, it wasn’t about the actual removal of the flag, but rather the arguments sparked around it. I understood not flying the flag on a state building; as such a building represents state and country, and the Confederate flag symbolizes neither the United States nor South Carolina. However, I didn’t understand the public hatred towards the flag.

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This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.

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