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- Alabama Media Group Collection
- White students demonstrating at Butler High School in Huntsville, Alabama, after a federal judge ruled that they could no longer use the Confederate flag as a school symbol.
- Jones, Joyce
- Montgomery, Ala. : Alabama. Department of Archives and History
- Date of Original:
- Civil rights demonstrations
Flags--Confederate States of America
White supremacy movements
Madison County (Ala.)
- United States, Alabama, 32.75041, -86.75026
- negatives (photographs)
- They are gathered around a truck, where a student is addressing them through a PA system. A sign on the front of the vehicle reads, "Honorable H. H. Grooms / We, the True Red-Blooded Americans Wish to Define the Word 'Democracy' to You the Majority Rules / Not the Minority." In addition to banning the flag, U.S. District Court Judge H. H. Grooms also instructed the school to change its mascot (Rebels) and to stop playing "Dixie" at gatherings and games. The ruling was made in response to interracial conflict at the school, which had recently been integrated.
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- Additional Rights Information:
- Copyright, Alabama Department of Archives and History. Donated by the Alabama Media Group, http://www.alabamamediagroup.com
- Original Collection:
- Birmingham News
Alabama Media Group
Alabama Media Group Collection
- Contributing Institution:
- Alabama. Department of Archives and History