Dec 3, 2022

Santa & Some Confederate Imagery in Knoxville

 From the website:


"Every year at the Christmas parade in downtown Knoxville, there's one float that chills the holiday cheer: the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

The group calls itself a heritage organization that honors the men who fought for the South during the Civil War. But to countless others – including Black Americans and those with knowledge of East Tennessee's deep support for the Union during the war − the group is viewed as supporting white supremacy and distorting our nation's history.

The parade's guidelines for participants are clear: "No overtly political message are permitted in the parade."

Confederate Battle Flag before removal in Montgomery.


Read the full Tennessee story HERE.

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