The Confederate flag has long been a controversial and divisive symbol with a complex history. For many, it evokes heritage, geographic culture, and regional pride. For some, it represents racism, hatred, and violence; for numerous individuals, rebellion and nonconformity; still others, oppression, civil rights and inequality. Undeniably, it stands to offer a wide range of challenging issues for contemporary dialogue on college campuses everywhere. These issues beg for understanding, knowledge, and social justice.
Special thanks to Dr. John F. Chappo, Faculty, History/History of Technology for his expert assistance with this guide.