As the great historian C. Vann Woodward told us, “Nowhere else did a slave society wage a life-and-death struggle for its existence with abolition at stake.”
States' rights were merely means to an end. As such, they were tactics subject to change.
Rep. Greg Snowden has proposed a solution that hasn't really been considered until now: Give Mississippi two state flags and let Mississippians decide which one represents them.
There’s no denying Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee are both significant figures in American history. However, the reasons for that couldn’t be more at odds, and the implications of observing reverence for both men on the same holiday are troubling.