Social Mvmts: Confederate Flag Controversy

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On June 17, 2015, 20-yr-old Dylann Roof shot down 9 people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. An investigation revealed Roof had ties to white supremacist groups, and soon thereafter pictures emerged of him proudly displaying the Confederate battle flag. This board explores the activism of people who have risen up to expose the association between the flag and white supremacy, and ultimately work toward bringing an end to racial inequality in the US.

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"Stars and Bars": 1861 - 1863 This was the original flag. It was made to look similar to the Union Flag. Individual states had their own flag and battle flag.... In short: No, this flag is not honoring your veteran ancestors. They probably didn't use it. And yes, it is racist. Robert E Lee, Union Flags, Confederate Flag, Twitter Sign Up, It Hurts, At Least, Banner, Knowledge, Politics

The History of Confederate Flags

"Stars and Bars": 1861 - 1863 This was the original flag. It was made to look similar to the Union Flag. Individual states had their own flag and battle flag.... In short: No, this flag is not honoring your veteran ancestors. They probably didn't use it. And yes, it is racist.

On June 27, 2015, activist Bree Newsome acted on behalf of Americans who could not abide seeing the Confederate flag reverently displayed another day. Around the time she began climbing the flagpole at the South Carolina State House, Newsome arranged to have an email sent explaining her action: "We removed the flag today because we can't wait any longer. We can't continue like this another day. It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy..." Confederate Flag, Pop Culture Art, New Chapter, South Carolina, Climbing, How To Remove, June, Action, American

On June 27, 2015, activist Bree Newsome acted on behalf of Americans who could not abide seeing the Confederate flag reverently displayed another day. Around the time she began climbing the flagpole at the South Carolina State House, Newsome arranged to have an email sent explaining her action: "We removed the flag today because we can't wait any longer. We can't continue like this another day. It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy..."

Protestor seizes confederate flag their city's mayor repeatedly flew in front of City Hall. (The city was San Francisco and the mayor was Senator Dianne Feinstein. Dianne Feinstein, Confederate Flag, Investigations, San Francisco, City, Cities

1984: Protestor seizes confederate flag their city's mayor repeatedly flew in front of City Hall. (The city was San Francisco and the mayor was Senator Dianne Feinstein.) ~ @steckel

Spartacist League supporter Richard Bradley climbs the flagpole at the San Francisco Civic Center to rip down the Confederate battle flag, April Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image? Rob Nelson, Local Union, Dianne Feinstein, Union Army, Democratic National Convention, San Francisco Chronicle, Flag Stand, Confederate Flag, Young Black

Spartacist League supporter Richard Bradley climbs the flagpole at the San Francisco Civic Center to rip down the Confederate battle flag, April 15, 1984. Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image?

When cultural appropriation and racism collide. The look on his face is devastating. Native American Men, American Idiot, Cultural Appropriation, Confederate Flag, Faith In Humanity, Social Issues, Social Justice, My Images, In This World

[In the image a person in a blue shirt, who appears to be a Native American man, is standing in gift shop holding a dream catcher. An image of the Confederate Battle Flag is painted on a stretched piece of canvas on the inside of the dream catcher. The man has a look of concern and a frown on his face.] Source: Does anyone know where this image was taken, the date it was taken, or who the photographer was?

Support Bree Newsome, brave activist in jail for taking down South Carolina's Confederate flag. South Carolina, Social Practice, Civil Disobedience, Confederate Flag, Down South, The Washington Post, Civil Rights, Filmmaking, Black Women

Bree Newsome takes down the Confederate flag from a pole on the statehouse grounds, June 27, 2015. Newsome was later arrested. Photo credit: Reuters / Adam Anderson

How dare beyonce bring symbols of past racial strife into popular music performance - Feb 09 2016 PM Police, Political Satire, Eye Roll, Intersectional Feminism, World View, Popular Music, Social Issues, Social Justice, Dares

How dare Beyonce bring symbols of past racial strife into popular music performance!!~ Bob Schooley

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Beyonce rides a black panther, based on her performance at super bowl 50, 2016 Artist: Ribs

Something to think about for those who think the confederate flag stands for anything other than racism and hatred. Confederate Flag, Meanwhile In, Anti Racism, Political Cartoons, Social Issues, Atheist, Thinking Of You, Things To Think About, Religion

Meanwhile...in Germany... "This flag is about heritage & honor! It's about celebrating the soldiers who fought so bravely... Why would you think it was about anything else?!" Artist's note - Of course, this is a fictitious scene, the Nazis lost. They & their flag are illegal in Germany. Artist: Jermaine Rogers

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Deconstructing the Flag... (white power) Artist: David Horsey, Los Angeles Times

"It's ironic when the grandchildren of the Confederacy tell Black Americans: 'don't you see, the Confederate flag is our heritage? If we can no longer display it, or if we pack it away, we'll lose a sense of our history. Our children might forget where they come from and if they cannot learn of their history, then how will they know who they are, and what they're capable of?' It's almost inevitable that such appeals take place on soil once worked by enslaved people--entire generations of… Lost Of Us, Confederate Flag, What The World, Inevitable, Sociology, History, Grandchildren, Words, Forget

"It's ironic when the grandchildren of the Confederacy tell Black Americans: 'don't you see, the Confederate flag is our heritage? If we can no longer display it, or if we pack it away, we'll lose a sense of our history. Our children might forget where they come from and if they cannot learn of their history, then how will they know who they are, and what they're capable of?' It's almost inevitable that such appeals take place on soil once worked by enslaved people--entire generations of…

lejacquelope: “Bree Newsome takes down the Confederate flag in Charleston, South Carolina, with the help of James Tyson. Confederate Flag, Young Black, Black African American, New Chapter, Black Art, Short Film, South Carolina, The Help, Artist

"Flag Slayer" About the time the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Capitol on June 27, 2015, Bree Newsome sent an email explaining her action: "We removed the flag today because we can't wait any longer. We can't continue like this another day," the statement said. "It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality." Artist: Dennis Gatz

Artist Eric Orr drew Bree Newsome as an Angel. Southern Heritage, My Heritage, My Superhero, Confederate Flag, See Images, History Books, Embedded Image Permalink, Black Art, Black History

#BreeNewsome About the time the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Capitol on June 27, 2015, Bree Newsome sent an email explaining her action: "We removed the flag today because we can't wait any longer. We can't continue like this another day," the statement said. "It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality." Artist: Eric Orr

Artist Rebecca Cohen& now-iconic rendering of activist and artist Bree Newsome as Wonder Woman. On June Newsome climbed up a flagpole at the South Carolina State Capitol and removed a Confederate remarkable women who rocked Black Girls Rock, Black Girl Magic, Bree, Warrior Queen, Confederate Flag, Anti Racism, Our Lady, Black People, Black History

About the time the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Capitol on June 27, 2015, Bree Newsome sent an email explaining her action: "We removed the flag today because we can't wait any longer. We can't continue like this another day," the statement said. "It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality." Artist: Rebecca Cohen