How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history

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The United Daughters of the Confederacy, a women’s group that was formed in 1894, led the effort to revise Confederate history at the turn of the 20th century. That effort has a name: the Lost Cause. It was a campaign to portray Confederate leaders and soldiers as heroic, and it targeted the minds and identities of children growing up in the South so they would develop a personal attachment to the Confederate cause. (Read more)

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Sons of Confederate Veterans want to raise flags in every NC county along I-40 – News & Observer

BURKE COUNTY

Another large Confederate flag is flying near a North Carolina interstate.

Smitty Smith of Burke County put up a 20-by-30-foot Confederate flag over the weekend on his property beside Interstate 40. It’s part of a larger project by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to raise flags in every North Carolina county along the interstate, he told Spectrum News.

The flag, waving above the treeline on I-40 near exit 94 for Dysartsville Road, is high enough for drivers to see as they enter the county, WCNC reported. (Read more)

Mass Meetings Confederate Monuments

We need Mass and Meetings to talk about the Lost Cause in regards to the Confederate Monuments. There need to be some education on the role of the Daughters of Confederacy and other Confederacy groups because I get tired of just hearing their story.

As the talk show Connections on FM – 104.3 with Val Atkinson and Vincent Edward Clark was ending they gave some good information about the role of the Daughters of Confederacy played in the monuments and getting their story in books that were used in the school system.

I want to learn more about that since Confederate Monuments are in the news nationwide.