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Monuments and Symbols: Home

A guide to primary sources, research articles, and overview pieces on the monuments and symbols of the American Confederacy over time.


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This guide contains resources to allow the campus community to learn more about the topics of Confederate monuments and symbols, the American Civil War, Reconstruction, and the lives of African Americans.  If you would like to join the campus forum on Confederate symbols, please take some time to explore the topic before participating in that conversation.  If you want additional resources, thousands more may be found in our catalog Archway, our article and film databases, our collection of government documents, or through MOBIUS, our shared statewide catalog.  Many of these resources are restricted to current faculty, staff, and students. To access these resources from off campus, login with your name and ID number.


Do you know the history of the Confederate Flag?
Yes, I've learned a lot about it: 6 votes (23.08%)
No, it wasn't something that was part of my background or education: 9 votes (34.62%)
I know a little bit about it: 11 votes (42.31%)
Total Votes: 26

October 2020 Background Article from CQ Researcher.

Please note: this article is from one of our campus databases and is meant for use by our local community and campus affiliates. Please do not distribute. 

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from Issues & Controversies: Confederate Monuments: Should Confederate Monuments be Displayed, July 9, 2020. Read more at link above.

Excerpt from "Confederate Remembrance" in Opposing Viewpoints database

...Symbol of heritage, symbol of hate...

In the 1970s and 1980s the Confederate flag often appeared in pop culture as less a symbol of hate and more a symbol of a rebellious spirit and Southern heritage. The Dukes of Hazzard, a 1980s television program, prominently featured a car emblazoned with the Confederate flag and named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Different musical acts, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pantera, have used the flag in their branding, but many bands and musicians have distanced themselves from such imagery in the twenty-first century, as such imagery has been adopted by skinhead and neo-Nazi groups in the United States and also by groups outside of the United States with no ties to the Civil War. By 2020, in response to ongoing protests against systemic racism, the band the Dixie Chicks dropped the word "Dixie" (a reference to Southern states) from their name and country band Lady Antebellum announced it would change its name to Lady A, expressing regret that their name had referenced the time period prior to the Civil War when slavery was legal. However, Lady A later sued a Black blues singer who had been using the name for several decades, as they own a trademark on the name.... Login to Read more...

Karaim, R. (2020, October 16). Monument protests. CQ researcher30, 1-56.

Federal Depository Library Program

     Jefferson College Library is a congressionally designated selective depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code). In 2014 we celebrated our 30th anniversary as a depository library and our unique combination of serving the local community and our College garnered attention from the Government Publishing Office in its 2015 profile of our services.

     The Federal Depository Library Program was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information. GPO administers the FDLP on behalf of the participating libraries and the public. Information products from the Federal Government are disseminated to these nationwide libraries that, in turn, ensure the American public has free access to the materials, both in print and online. The official version of launched in December 2018 and was developed to provide free access to government information from all three branches of the Federal Government.