Shawn Leigh Alexander
Shawn Leigh Alexander is associate professor of African and African American Studies and director of the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas. He is the author of An Army of Lions: The Struggle for Civil Rights before the NAACP (2012); W. E. B. Du Bois: An American Intellectual and Activist (2015); and the editor of a collection on racial violence after the Civil War, Reconstruction Violence and the Ku Klux Klan Hearings (2015).
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Saturday, July 11, 2015
Don’t Let the Lowering of the Flag Be Another Hollow Reconciliation
The Confederate battle flag will no longer fly on the statehouse grounds in South Carolina. A reality that is a remarkable turn of events less than a month after the massacre at Charleston’s Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. As has been explained many times in recent weeks, the flag was...