The Civil War Centennial in Jackson, Mississippi

Kevin Levin of Civil War Memory found this on You Tube.  Here is what he writes:

Check out this short video of a Civil War centennial parade in Jackson, Mississippi in March 1961. There is no shortage of Confederate flags. It certainly is a wonderful example of how these events rallied white communities at the height of the civil rights movement.

There does appear to be two black individuals in the parade, one pushing a wheelbarrow at the 54 second mark, but I am not sure what to make of it.

One thought on “The Civil War Centennial in Jackson, Mississippi

  1. The wheelbarrow is there because there were horses in the parade. I’ve been in parades behind horses and seen plenty of poop scoopers. So the function of the two men with the wheelbarrow was to clean up the mess left behind by those celebrating the Confederacy.


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