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Meltdown In Dixie

September 21, 2022

Emily Harrold


National Geographic: How the Confederate Battle Flag Became an Enduring Symbol of Racism

Mississippi History Now: A Brief History of the Confederate Flags

The Inclusive Historian’s Handbook: Lost Cause Myth

Confederate Flags and Nooses: Holding on to Symbols of American Racism

Cox, Karen L. No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice. Chapel Hill, North Carolina:
The University of North Carolina Press, 2021

Domby, Adam H. The False Cause: Fraud, fabrication and while supremacy in confederate memory. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2020.

Fertel, Rien. One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog. Simon & Schuster, 2017.

Gallagher, Gary W. Nell Irvin Painter, Karen L Cox, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, and Catherine Clinton. Confederate Statues and Memorialization, Athens, Georgia, University of Georgia, 2019.

Lee, Robert W. A Sin By Any Other Name. New York, New York: Convergent Books, 2019.

McCurry, Stephanie. Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2012.

Seidule, Ty. Robert E. Lee and Me. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2020.


Southern Poverty Law Center: Founded in 1971, The SPLC is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people.

The Zinn Education Project: The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in classrooms across the country. Since 2008, the Zinn Education Project has introduced students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula.

Race Forward: In 2017, Race Forward united with the Center for Social Inclusion. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings system, ic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Founded in 2002, the Center for Social Inclusion catalyzed community, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all. Race Forward is home to the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a national network of local government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.

Equal Justice Initiative: Founded in 1988 by Bryan Stevenson, The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.