I recently came across this rather interesting Facebook post:
The Virginia Flaggers posted this on June 1, 2015.
Now, to the always revealing comments:
Hmm. Yup, Phagan’s death led to the formation of a group determined to avenge her murder: “The Knights of Mary Phagan” sparked the second coming of the KKK … and made Stone Mountain, Georgia, a landmark for Confederate heritage.
All of us can regret the murder of a thirteen year old girl back in 1913. But not all of us seem to regret what followed. Perhaps this was another case of white southerners taking matters into their own hands to “protect” so-called “decent citizens” … where have I heard that before?
It’s always interesting to see what we choose to remember, what we choose to forget, what we choose to omit, and what we assume needs no explanation.