Donald Trump’s Confederate Flag

After the Charleston Church shooting last year Confederate Flags and iconography suffered tremendous backlash. Most notable of which was the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag (CBF) from the grounds of the South Carolina State House. Naturally, with every backlash comes the counter-backlash. One year later in the midst of a Presidential election, the flag andContinue reading “Donald Trump’s Confederate Flag”

LIVE RIGHT NOW: Hundreds Clash During Rally at Stone Mountain

Just saw puff of smoke and bang from line of officers keeping counter protesters away at Stn Mnt — Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) April 23, 2016 Watch: Another fight breaks out as confederate flag supporters clash with protestors. #stonemountain @wsbtv — Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV) April 23, 2016 Follow the story here.

Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 3)

Bulletin boards can be a unique and useful tool in education if used properly. Due to a lack of funds and resources, field trips to historical sites and structures can represent a challenge. Bulletin Boards help fill that void through visual stimulation. Objects on the board can grab the attention of students, make them think and/orContinue reading “Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 3)”

Confederates for Donald Trump

A Confederate Flag Rally in Columbia, S.C. quickly turned into political advocacy for Donald Trump. I’ve said it time and time again but it is worth repeating that many, not all but certainly most, Confederate Heritage advocates are consumed by presentism (anachronistic introduction of present-day ideas and perspectives into depictions or interpretations of the past).Continue reading “Confederates for Donald Trump”

The Complicated History of the Confederate Flag

From the YouTube channel, The Good Stuff. A terrific video about the Confederate Battle Flag. The video includes the following description: The confederate flag is a controversial symbol. What it means has changed over time and can depend on who you are and where you come from. And to further complicate this, there wasn’t justContinue reading “The Complicated History of the Confederate Flag”

Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 2)

In a previous post I wrote about the new project I instituted in my United States History classes which deals with the Confederate Battle Flag. In short, the goal of the activity is to have students reflect on how they view the flag and to evaluate that view as the school year progresses. You can readContinue reading “Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 2)”

From the Holler! (MLK Edition)

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted but I have been extremely busy. A lot of changes at school have me eyes deep in a constant stream of paperwork and planning. I’ve also been extremely busy coaching wrestling; especially now that we are in the latter half of the season. This past weekend, these terrific youngContinue reading “From the Holler! (MLK Edition)”

Update on the Ringgold Depot Flag Dispute

Click here to start at the beginning of this series It appears the nine year dispute over the Confederate Battle Flag will have to wait a little bit longer. Superior Court Judge Kristina Cooke Graham pushed the case scheduled for today back to November 4. According to Ray McBerry, Division Commander of the Georgia SCV, aContinue reading “Update on the Ringgold Depot Flag Dispute”

The Ol’ Ringgold Depot

Click here to start at the beginning of this series I thought the best way to start this series was by providing a brief history of the depot. This will allow the reader a brief glimpse into the past to see some of the development of Ringgold and its depot. I am hoping to also demonstrateContinue reading “The Ol’ Ringgold Depot”