Dr David Silkenat Presents The Long Life of the Lost Cause: Why it Took 150 Years for the Confederate Flag to Come Down
  • Edinburgh Fringe

The Confederate States of America lost its quest for political independence in 1865, but its symbol, the Confederate flag, lived on, long after the nation it represented cease to exist. Over the next 150 years, it continued to have a prominent place in American culture, taking on different meanings ranging from the Ku Klux Klan to the Dukes of Hazzard. Join me in exploring why the Confederate flag has had such a long afterlife.