Confederate, Jim Crow tributes go well beyond battle flag

ATLANTA (AP) — A Confederate monument stands next to the battle flag in front of the South Carolina Capitol. The statue of a white supremacist is nearby.

In Alabama, Gov. Robert Bentley can look out his office window and see an 88-foot-tall Confederate monument.

The Georgia Capitol is surrounded by statues of Confederate politicians and their successors in the era of Jim Crow segregation.

Those are just a few of the hundreds of state-sponsored Confederate and Jim Crow symbols across the Deep South and in surrounding states.

The displays go well beyond the Confederate battle flag that has gotten new attention since the arrest of Dylann Roof, who’s charged with killing nine churchgoers at a historic black congregation in Charleston, South Carolina.

Widely circulated images have shown Roof holding the battle flag.


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