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Program on the Confederate battle flag presented Nov. 19

BOONE—Associate Professor Cameron Lippard will present “Heritage or Hate?: The Confederate Battle Flag in the 21st Century” Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. The public is invited to attend.

Lippard is a member of the faculty in Appalachian’s Department of Sociology.

While some see this flag as a symbol of southern heritage, others view its use as a clear sign of racial apartheid and hatred.

Lippard will present the various meanings and controversies surrounding the Confederate battle flag in 21st-century America. He will also highlight the current debate and link it back to the flag’s use locally and globally as a symbol of rebellion, hate and heritage across social politics and media.