News From Around the South 6/24 to 7/1

News From Around the South 6/24 to 7/1

SOUTH CAROLINA: New Group to Fly Confederate Flag at State House Columbia, S.C. — An event to raise the Confederate flag on the grounds of the S.C. State House will go forward this month after all. The group Flags Across the South will raise the rebel banner...
A Lot to Celebrate on Fourth of July

A Lot to Celebrate on Fourth of July

Sixty-six percent of Americans believe that the Fourth of July is one of our nation’s most important holidays. To celebrate, 62% of Americans will watch fireworks, 54% will enjoy a cookout with family and friends, 19% will attend a parade, 13% will go to the...
Reparations for Slavery

Reparations for Slavery

Several Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for Americans to make reparations for slavery. On June 19, the House judiciary subcommittee on the constitution, civil rights and civil liberties held a hearing. Its stated purpose was “to examine, through...
News From Around the South 6/17 to 6/24

News From Around the South 6/17 to 6/24

ATLANTA — The Atlanta History Center announced today its acquisition of a rare artifact key to the story of the Civil War, the regimental flag of the 127th United States Colored Troops (USCT). The flag is one of fewer than 25 known examples carried by African...
From Slave to Spy to Hero

From Slave to Spy to Hero

The telegram sizzled with promise. “Have got the name of Slave who worked in Jefferson Davis house,” it declared. The “Slave” in question was actually a Union spy who infiltrated the Confederate president’s household, obtaining intelligence no white espionage agent...