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Only in America - Southern Pride

Updated on August 18, 2017
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I grew up in a small town called Whitesburg, Georgia. As a poor Woodard girl, I had to make my own living and opportunities.

The Removal of the Confederate Flag

To me, the Confederate Battle Flag stands for "Slavery & Freedom."

Some people say that the Confederate Flag is a symbol of hate, but that is not the truth. It was stated removing it from the State house would bring peace and start a healing process, that is not true either.

Occasionally a material issue such as our heritage flag - battle flag, there are a diversity of opinions and their conditions. It is a topic of interest in our society that will last forever.

Since they removed the flag, there has only been more hatred. Shooting at someone's home because they have the flag in their yard or whatever is not a healing process.

So where is our Government now? Not publicly denouncing these acts of violence.

There is sufficient diversity in the state of the Battle Flag, in the manners, and habits of the people of the different parts of the United States.

Hate is bad not only for America but the whole world. People wanted the flag down its down, let people live their live's as they choose and you live yours.

I Love the Confederate Flag, Grits, and Sweet Tea - It is the Southern Way

No one alive today was wronged by slavery. And all the hate both ways is just a way to be racist, forget it and be a real person and look forward not back. No one, can change the past? It happened. Get over it and quit making excuses.

The Confederate Flag is part of being Southern. Grits, sweet tea, and our accent is part of being Southern. It represents our region of America, our culture, and our southern charm. It's something that's open to both races, a variety of ethnic groups and people who move to the south.

Love the flag, keep the culture and heritage alive. Just don't emulate the low-class behavior. It's the hate in people's heart that needs to be removed.

Confederate Flag Stands for Freedom - Land of the Free

It is the Southern Way - It is freedom - It is our culture - It is our history.

I like to see myself as a bridge builder, that is me building bridges between people, between races, between cultures, between politics, trying to find common ground.

— T. D. Jakes

We Are A Band Of Brothers

Flags of the Confederate States of America

It is thought-provoking when one mentions the Confederate Flag, usually what comes up in our mind is the Confederate Battle flag. However, there were several Confederate States of America Flags, five major Southern flags. Three successive designs which served as the national flag of the Confederacy during its existence.

  • Bonnie Blue Flag - which was a solid blue flag with a single star right in the middle. Now the Bonnie Blue flag was the unofficial flag of the Confederate States of America. Even though this flag was never officially adopted, it was an uncommonly well-known favorite flag.

"We Are a Band of Brothers," is a 1861 marching song, written about the Bonnie Blue Flag.associated with the Confederate States. The words, drafted by the Ulster-Scots entertainer Harry McCarthy, with the melody taken from the song "The Irish Jaunting Car."

  • Stars And Bars - is known as the first “National Flag,” which is sometimes called the Stars and Bars. The Stars and Bars looked a lot like the Stars and Stripes, and there was a conflict because of that.
  • Stainless Banner - was the second “National Flag,” It just had a symbol in the upper left-hand corner, and then it was pure white and made out of silk. The only problem with the stainless banner was it sometimes looked like a flag of surrender.
  • Stainless Banner - the third “National Flag” and that was the same stainless banner, but with a solid red bar, all the way down it, and that is the one that is usually flying today. It was officially adopted, but very few of them issued.
  • Confederate Battle Flag - as we know it. Interestingly enough, the first four flags are very rarely spoken against because most people don't even know about their legacy, and most people are mindlessly unaware of them.

In today's world, there is conflict about our Confederate Flags, and as a consequence, it is the Confederate Battle Flag that catches most of the hostility. The flag was operated by the government until government officials decided to take it down, some got burned. But can be flown by citizens of the South and any parts of United States of America.

I am Proud to be a Southern Woman

"I'm very Southern in the way I walk and talk. I love to laugh. I like to eat southern food. I like to hug people. I have friends of all races. I'm proud to be a "Southern Woman'. I love our flags and the positives they represent. If somebody makes me mad, my eyes may roll. I can be aggressive with a Southern twang." Rosa's Concepts

"If you like good ol' fashion Southern soul food then, yes, I am a good cook! My specialty is chicken dumplings and Poke Salad." Dolly Parton

"For breakfast, I have grits, because I'm a Southern girl." Shanola Hampton

A Little Bit of History - Wikipedia

African-American history starts in the 16th century, with people from West Africa forcibly taken and sold as slaves to Spanish America.

In the 17th century, West African people were forced to English colonies in North America and sold as slaves.

After the founding of the United States, black people continued to be enslaved. Due in large part to notions of white supremacy, about four million were denied freedom from bondage and treated as second-class citizens.

The Naturalization Act of 1790; limited U.S. citizenship to whites only and only white men of property could vote. Reconstruction changed those circumstances and the development of the black community. Blacks participation in the great military was a conflict of the United States.

The elimination of racial segregation, and the Civil Rights Movement, which sought political and social freedom.

In 2008, Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected President of the United States.

We are All Americans

To the best of my judgment, I have labored for, and not against, the Union. As I have not felt, so I have not expressed any harsh sentiment towards our Southern brethren. I have constantly declared, as I really believed, the only difference between them and us is the difference of circumstances.

— Abraham Lincoln

We Love Our Flags

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"Shows have a tendency to end when they're over. 'The Dukes of Hazzard' has not ended for the fans, and it has not ended for the cast or the crew, and I'm very proud to be a part of that." John Schneider

Southern Flag - Southern Television Show - We Will Never Forget

Atlanta Georgia in the American Civil War

The city of Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County, was an important rail and commercial center during the American Civil War. Atlanta became a critical point of contention during the Atlanta Campaign in 1864 when a powerful Union army approached from Union-held Tennessee.

The fall of Atlanta was a pivotal moment in the Civil War, with the North's confidence, and the victories at Mobile Bay and Winchester, lead to the re-election of President Lincoln and the eventual surrender of the Confederacy.


Gone With The Wind - Burning of Atlanta Georgia

"Like Scarlett O’Hara, we survived the harsh rule of Reconstruction. After a hard thrashing, we pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps and built this region back into one of the most vibrant economies in the world." Mimi Gentry

"I feel like if you're a girl in the South, you know 'Gone with the Wind' better than anything. Scarlett O'Hara is such a quintessential Southern woman." Leslie Bibb

"I became a novelist because of; 'Gone With the Wind.' More precisely, my mother raised me up to be a 'Southern' writer, with a strong emphasis on the word 'Southern' because 'Gone With the Wind.' The movie set my mother's imagination ablaze when she was a young girl growing up in Atlanta." Pat Conroy

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      GreenMind 3 months ago from USA

      In the mid 1800's the Southern states voted to secede from the Union -- to become a new country, complete with new borders, currency, trade laws, government structure, social codes, and rules about human rights. To do this they had to tear up the existing Constitution of the United States, written by Thomas Jefferson and our Founding Fathers, and write a new one to reflect the rules of their new country. The Confederate Battle flag is a symbol of their attempt to repudiate the existing Constitution and elected government of the United States.

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      Perry S Holland 3 months ago

      The Confederate Battle Flag is indeed a part of U.S.and Southern history, its a part of our history that belongs in a museum.