MLK Day: The Confederate Flag Community Discussion
This community discussion among faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members will feature a panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Kathleen Chamberlain. The panel will address the question, "Does the flag represent heritage or does it represent racism?" The panel will include Dr. Jack Roper, who will present a history of the Confederate flag, including its origins, original usage, and the modern resurgence of its use. Other panel members from our community will share their individual experiences with the flag on both sides of the debate. Finally, an open discussion will provide a time for members of the audience to share personal experiences and views surrounding this topic.