The Flag of Southern Reconciliation

Flag of Southern Reconciliation

“Across the South, we have a deep appreciation of history – we haven’t always had a deep appreciation of each other’s history.” Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney (1973-2015) I’ve been driving around my hometown of Sylva as of late and have seen many men driving around in pickups flying the “Confederate” flag. Recently, President Obama visited Oklahoma and was greeted by

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Flags and songs that bring us together or tear us apart

The flag of post-apartheid South Africa integrates the colors of the African National Congress, Dutch Tricolor, Union, and Transvaal vierkleur. Can we raise a unifying flag over the American South?

Have you ever heard the national anthem of South Africa? It’s an amazing piece that integrates five languages (Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho, Afrikaans and English) and the anthems of the black liberation movement (“Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika”) and the former white-dominated regime (“Die Stem van Suid-Afrika”). I believe it’s the only national anthem that begins and ends in different keys. Listening to

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