The neo-Rebel revisionism spouted by Southern bigots
is easily debunked by a simple review of primary sources from the Confederacy,
such as official documents and eyewitness accounts. Among the favorite
bits of disinformation modern-day racists like to push is that Confederates
"weren't really racist" and that their motivation was not a desire to
preserve slavery, but to defend the worthy principle of "states rights."
Reference to the Slave"
For while Southerners of good will could argue the merits
of tariffs, commerce and States Rights, they never questioned the place
of the Negro in the scheme of things. It is best summed up in Jeff Davis'
Farewell Speech to the US Senate.
State Senate Research
The facts about the intent and purposes of the incorporation
of the Battle Flag symbols into the Georgia State Flag in 1956.
State Flag History
A vanilla version.
A NeoConfederate Reaction
The Georgia flag, a symbol of the old South, was destroyed
by the NAACP, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and others in Atlanta
and elsewhere. They claimed our flag representd only hatred and division,
and demanded it be removed and forgotten. Thanks to Governor Roy "Judas"
Barnes, they succeeded. Now it should be restored and honored as a proud
symbol of our rich Southern heritage and Confederate ancestry.