Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again: a Mississippi town mirrors the soul of a nation

This article is stunning. A Confederate flag, not the MS state flag, flies in front of the Carrollton, MS courthouse, right above the monument to the Confederacy that states “Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.”

The Black Hawk political rally is held there every year to raise money for the all-white private segregation academies. The Council of Conservative Citizens, including Haley Barbour and other politicians currently serving in our state legislature, have attended.

The author of this article said to a local, “I’ve seen lots of civil war memorials in the South,” I said, “but I don’t think I have ever seen the stars and bars flying in front of a courthouse. What’s the meaning of that?” The man replied, “Well, it means just what you’d think.”

It is a shame that to far too many southerners this is what Southern Heritage is all about. If you agree this is shameful, then speak up and speak up LOUDLY.

#TakeItDown

Friends of Justice

By Alan Bean

A monument to “The memory of Carroll’s Confederate Soldiers who fought in defense of our constitutional rights from Bethel to Appomattox” stands in front of the Carroll County courthouse in Carrollton Mississippi.  No surprise there; virtually every county courthouse in Mississippi constructed before 1920 sports a civil war memorial.  But few of these monuments are accompanied by the Confederate flag.  We’re not talking about the Mississippi state flag that incorporates the stars and bars–this is the genuine article.

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