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Thu Mar 24, 2016, 01:53 PM

SSSL united with removing Confederate battle flag

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature .. calls for the state of Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle flag from .. its official state flag

... We are not a political organization; we do not have any political expectations or prerequisites for our members, and a public gesture such as this is unprecedented in the history of our organization. However, in the light of the recent debates over the confederate flag that have emerged in the aftermath of the tragedy at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, we feel the urgent need to request that the state of Mississippi adopt a new and inclusive state flag, without the Confederate flag, which has historically been and is currently being used as a symbol of white supremacy ...


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