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.

13 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

Hooray for preservationists.

Gloria Baker said...

really interesting Adam!

Martha said...

That's pretty cool.

Christine said...

1865 wow.

Fundy Blue said...

That simple flag says so much!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Awesome!

Huggybear said...

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

Susan Kane said...

This is such a meaningful part of history.

Jen said...

Wow that is pretty incredible!

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A perfect thing to post on MLK day!

Unknown said...

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.

Unknown said...

The last comment should have read freed slaves.