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The Confederate Flag Debate

Tom Bullock/WFAE News
The Confederate flag on the grounds of the South Carolina capitol.

The tragic shooting in Charleston ignited a firestorm over the last vestige of America’s Civil War: the Confederate flag. Protesters in front of the South Carolina Statehouse are calling for the flag’s removal as has South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and other lawmakers. They will take up that debate in July but the country is already having the conversation. Could this be the last shot fired by the Confederacy? 


Dr. Scott Huffmon - Professor of Political Science at Winthrop University and Director of the Winthrop Poll

Dr. David Goldfield - Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at UNC Charlotte and author of several books, including Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History

Bill Starnes - Member of the North Carolina chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans

Robert Dawkins  - Press and Publicity Chair for the Charlotte chapter of the NAACP