Category Archives: Alabama

Confederate Memorial Circle Celebration and Rededication In Selma, AL

Update: The Montgomery Advertiser and Selma Times Journal have stories up. Yesterday, we traveled to Selma to attend the Confederate Memorial Circle Celebration and Rededication at Live Oak Cemetery. Some of my readers may recall how three years ago the … Continue reading

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“Cooter” and Alabama SCV Cut Deal With Union Springs

Gary Carlyle, the Alabama Division Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, finally waded into the Confederate flag controversy that has been brewing in Union Springs with this bit of slapstick comedy the other night: “It was the Southern Soldier … Continue reading

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Escape From Bullock County

While former Alabama State Senator Myron Penn and the Mayor of Union Springs have focused their attention on the burning issue of Confederate flags decorating Confederate graves in a Confederate cemetery on Confederate Memorial Day, the real problems facing the … Continue reading

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Confirmed: City of Union Springs Removes Confederate Flags From Confederate Graves In Confederate Cemetery

Just checked on the flags in the Confederate graveyard in Union Springs. They have all been removed. #HeritageLost

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A Tour of Union Springs, AL

Here are some of the highlights of Union Springs, AL. While I was down there yesterday evening, I took the liberty of snapping some photos around town. My travelogue essay on Selma was a big hit. Hopefully, these photos will … Continue reading

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Deadline Passes: Confederate Flags Still In Union Springs Confederate Cemetery

As promised, I drove to Union Springs, AL this evening in the hope of catching Union Springs city employees on video in the act of removing the Confederate Battle Flags from the Confederate graves in the Confederate cemetery. The flags … Continue reading

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Mayor of Union Springs Issues Executive Order to Remove Confederate Flags From Confederate Graves In Confederate Cemetery

The Confederate Battle Flag controversy in Union Springs is escalating. Yesterday, I reported that some Southern patriot had restored 10 of the small Confederate Battle Flags to the graves of the Confederate soldiers buried in the Confederate cemetery in Union … Continue reading

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Confederate Flags Restored In Union Springs

H/T Johnny Adams News They’re back. Note: I wish I could take credit for this, but someone else beat me to it. BTW, the Flagging Union Springs event on June 19 is gaining steam. Come to 75 percent black Union … Continue reading

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Myron Penn Removes Confederate Battle Flags From Confederate Cemetery

This is a story that strikes close to home. Myron Penn, a black attorney with the law firm Penn & Seaborn, who used to be my Alabama state senator in District 28 from 2003 to 2011, has created a huge … Continue reading

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Selma 2015: Fifty Years Later, Who Was Really On The Wrong Side Of History?

Is there anything left to say about Selma? When I heard that Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and some 94 members of Congress were going to parachute into town for the annual photo op on that bridge, I made plans … Continue reading

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