Heritage, Hate, or Fear? A Community Forum on
On Monday, September 28th 2009 the Mary Turner Project organized and
hosted "Heritage, Hate, or Fear? A Community Discussion About
Southern Symbols and Their Meaning." It was attended by more than 150 students,
faculty, and local community members. This public forum was an effort to
provide scholarly information and dialog with
the community about the history and contemporary
use of the Confederate flag. It was organized in response to local fraternaties using the
symbol on and near the Valdosta State University
campus. Below are just a few questions
that were explored at that forum.
A brief history of the Confederate flag...(from Civil War and Southern History Scholar Dr. David Williams).