Emily shares her story about growing up in an area where the confederate flag was a common symbol. She discusses how her understanding of how the weight of the symbol has changed and how removing the flag is a step in the right direction but there is more work to be done in our country as a whole when we confront our racist past.
Five People. One Moment: Flags of America takes a deep dive into people’s relationships with flags in our Country. There have been many permutations of flags that are meant to symbolize freedom over the course of American History, but these symbols look different in each person’s eyes. Take a look at the Flags of America through five true, personal stories and examine what they mean today.