The complicated history of the Confederate Flag

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    Small Confederate flags are displayed on a shelf at Arkansas Flag and Banner in Little Rock

    Small Confederate flags are displayed on a shelf at Arkansas Flag and Banner in Little Rock

    In the wake of last week’s mass murder at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, efforts continue to remove the Confederate Flag that for decades has flown on the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse. 

    Not requiring legislative approval, Walmart, Sears, and eBay announced that they’ll no longer sell items featuring the Confederate Flag, though the flag continues to fly on the property of homeowners, including many above the Mason-Dixon line.   NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller discussed the evolution of the Confederate Flag with Carolyn Marvin, Professor at the Annenberg Communication School at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of “Blood Sacrifice and the Nation: Totem Rituals and the American Flag.”

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