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Unformatted text preview: Case Teaching Resources F R O M T H E E V A N S S C H O O L O F P U B L I C A F F A I R S T h e E l e c t r o n i c H a l l w a y ® Box 353060 · University of Washington · Seattle WA 98195- 3060 www.hallway.org This case was written by Thomas Vocino, Professor and Head, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Auburn University at Montgomery, and is provided to Electronic Hallway members by agreement with, and through the courtesy of, the South Carolina Executive Institute Case Program. This is peer reviewed case, published in The Electronic Hallway online journal. The Electronic Hallway is administered by the University of Washington's Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs. This material may not be altered or copied without written permission from The Electronic Hallway. For permission, email [email protected] , or phone (206) 616-8777. Electronic Hallway members are granted copy permission for educational purposes per the Member’s Agreement ( www.hallway.org ). Copyright 2000 The Electronic Hallway ALABAMA’S CONFEDERATE FLAG CONTROVERSY Early in 1988, almost 125 years after the Confederacy lost the Civil War, Americans tuned in to major television news coverage of Alabama Governor Guy Hunt arresting 13 black legislators as they attempted to scale a fence and remove the Confederate battle flag from the capitol flagpole. The leader of this campaign, Tom Reed, a black Tuskegee legislator and then president of the Alabama chapter of the NAACP, had previously demanded that the Governor bring the flag down. Governor Hunt had firmly refused to do so, stating for the record, “the Confederate flag is a reminder of the grandeur and the suffering of the South. Nothing more.” Representative Reed and his allies were determined, however, not to let this issue fade into obscurity. While their first attempt to capture the flag had been thwarted, they insisted it was not to be a one-time effort....
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- Spring '06
- American Civil War, Southern United States, Confederate States of America, George Wallace, Flag of the United States, Flags of the Confederate States of America