Monthly Archives: January 2013

28 01, 2013

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Another Round of Confederate Controversy Brewing in Selma By George McDonald Another battle may be brewing over a Confederate memorial site in a cemetery in Selma. The Selma City Council is a step closer to turning over control of Confederate Circle in Old Live Oak Cemetery to a confederate heritage group. The council voted to deed the land to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. "They waited until Ms. Crenshaw and another [...]

28 01, 2013

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Confederate flag sparks conversation at CCU by Brianna Smith Posted: 01.23.2013 Coastal Carolina University held an ethics discussion Wednesday evening on the Confederate flag and its place in modern society. The event was open to the public. Around 70 people of different ages and races attended to discuss their views of the flag. This was all sparked by a student asking a question. "I've been struggling with this issue, and I just [...]

28 01, 2013

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Never Again Sunday, January 27, 2013 Never Again By John Wayne Dobson Recently I was waiting my turn in a check-out line at a local retail store. Near by was a rack of various children’s books and among them was one entitled “Meet Dr. Martin Luther King.” I do not suggest that there was anything wrong with the presence of that book but rather the absence of other books that could have [...]

27 01, 2013

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Where Am I RVA? Museum of the Confederacy Phil Riggan Posted on January 22, 2013 During the sesquicentennial anniversary of the War Between the States -- which began in 2009 and will continue through 2015 -- collections of Civil War artifacts and materials have been a more popular tourism draw throughout the country. Richmond, of course, was one of the Capitals of the Confederacy and there is no shortage of museums, battlegrounds, [...]

27 01, 2013

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Robert E. Lee Honored at Downtown Plaza Posted by aaronk Jan 22nd, 2013 A day before many observed the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., including a holiday for some, other Roanokers gathered downtown to pay homage to General Robert E. Lee, laying wreaths and reciting a poem at Lee Plaza.  The Sons of Confederate Veterans, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Military Order of the Stars and Bars and [...]

27 01, 2013

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'Silent Sam" statue of Confederate soldier is topic of UNC-CH lecture THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  January 22, 2013 CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina — Anyone who's ever wondered about the real story behind the "Silent Sam" Statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can get answers to their questions at a free public lecture on campus. The lecture will be held Tuesday at the Wilson Special Collections Library, which also has [...]

27 01, 2013

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Free Speech Zones: King Lincoln vs. King Obama Posted by Thomas DiLorenzo January 21, 2013 During today's coronation of King Obama His Majesty graciously set aside a small "strip of [Freedom] plaza" in D.C. as a "free speech zone."  In keeping with the theme of Coronation Week, I can't help thinking of the comparison to King Lincoln, whose own free speech zones were prisons like Fort Lafayette in New York harbor, where [...]

27 01, 2013

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One Mississippi Schools Take Of MLK And Robert E. Lee Day By Annie Gilbertson Published 21 Jan 2013 JACKSON, Miss. – Schools around the country close in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But schools in the Deep South are also observing the birthday of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee.  Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia and Alabama all officially roll the holidays together and leave it to schools to communicate the confusing marriage [...]

27 01, 2013

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Join me at CCU for Confederate flag discussion Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 Issac J. Bailey Join me at CCU for Confederate flag discussion The Confederate flag won’t die. The Confederate States of America lasted about 4 years, but the flag that has come to define it has life a century and a half later, and there’s no reason to believe it will be leaving stage left any time soon, or even that [...]

27 01, 2013

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Memphis City Council member leaves meeting in tears after defense of historic KKK leader By Amos Maki, Commercial Appeal Posted January 23, 2013 MEMPHIS - The emotionally charged issue of renaming Forrest Park landed at City Council Tuesday, leading one council member to leave a committee meeting in tears. The meeting of the council's Parks and Neighborhoods Committee began with committee chairman Bill Boyd offering a history lesson of sorts on the [...]