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Not a Rebel Flag Among Them – The KKK’s 1925 March on Washington

During the debate over whether South Carolina should remove the Confederate Battle Flag from public grounds, a meme was passed around via social media showing a KKK march on Washington DC with literally scores of United States flags everywhere. “Look at all those Confederate Flags!” it sarcastically proclaimed. If the Confederate Battle Flag is such a racist symbol, why wasn’t the KKK flying it? Only the United States flag was used – why was that? To find the answers, we have to explore the post-war history of the Confederate Flag, as well as the Klan.

April is Apparently Confederate Heritage Month

Earlier this year, at the behest of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the State of Mississippi declared April to be Confederate Heritage Month. “It is important for all Americans to reflect upon our nation’s past,” read the proclamation, “to gain insight from our mistakes and successes, and to come to