Monday, January 21, 2019

Photo: Spartanburg Freedom Flag

My local library had this piece of history on display. It was made in 1865 in Spartanburg by African-American citizens grateful for the American (Union) soldiers there to keep the peace and to ensure civil rights were being enforced in the local area.

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  1. Interesting but why change history? In 1865 the words "African-American"
    were not heard of!!!
    It is good to know that the flag was so carefully preserved.
    Colin

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  2. This is such a meaningful part of history.

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  3. Wow that is pretty incredible!

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  4. Very cool that your library has it on display. It still looks really good for how old it is too.

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  5. According to the library’s video about the flag, the freed slaves gave the Union soldiers a picnic in appreciation for liberating them and the flag was carried in parade through Spartanburg to the picnic grounds by the Union soldiers and Freddie slaves.

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  6. The last comment should have read freed slaves.

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