DAILYKENN.com -- Stacey Abrams wants to be governor of Georgia.
There is a problem.
In 1992 Abrams burned the Georgia state flag on the steps of the state capital.
According to New York Times Abrams considered the flag a symbol of white supremacy because it incorporated the Confederate battle flag.
Abrams may be unaware that:
1. Thousands of black men bore arms and fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War
2. Thousands of free blacks owned slaves in the antebellum South.
3. The largest slave holder in South Carolina was a black plantation owner named William Ellison according to the 1860 cenus.
4. The first black military officers in American history served the Confederacy.
5. The last Confederate field general to surrender was a person of color named Stand Watie who, coincidentally, was not only a Cherokee Indian but was chief of the Cherokee nation.
6. Today there are many black Confederates who proudly display the Confederate flag that Abrams considered a symbol of white supremacy.
At a protest on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in 1992, Stacey Abrams, now the Democratic candidate for governor, joined in the burning of the state flag, which at the time incorporated the Confederate battle flag design and was viewed by many as a lingering symbol of white supremacy.
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