Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 05:45:17 -0500


Subject: Re: redneck, nigger, good ole boy, kicker, etc.

At 11:43 PM 10/27/97 EST, Julia Cochrane wrote:

A minor point, which has no bearing upon the validity of your

position: the

issue in South Carolina has to do with whether the Confederate

battle flag

should continue to fly, with the US and state flags, over the SC

Capitol. The

South Carolina flag, fortunately, has not been subjected to the

fate of its

Georgia counterpart (I am not familiar with the Mississippi flag).

It is a

strikingly simple and beautiful banner. I suspect the Georgia flag

was, too, in

in its day.

Actually, the Georgia flag before 1956 (I hope I have this right) was

the Stars and Bars, i.e., the actual national flag of the

Confederacy, with the state seal instead of the circle of stars on

the blue field. Thus it was very similar to the flag of Texas. In

1956 the bars on the right were replaced by the familiar Confederate

battle flag.


David Johns

Waycross College

Waycross, GA 31501