6 episodes

Mississippi is the last state to actively fly the confederate battle flag within the canton of it’s own state flag. For many years, state-funded universities and some cities around the state have refused to put up the flag. In 2001 a motion was put to popular vote, but in the end nothing was changed. The issue is now becoming more urgent, as white supremacists are flying not only the Confederate and the Nazi flags, but also the Mississippi state flag.
With that in mind, a group of Mississippians began creating a podcast to tell the story of how Mississippi is changing itself from within. We have the opportunity to showcase the future of our state, not the past. We want our listeners to shape the outcome of that story.
This is Red Flag.

Red Flag Podastery

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 64 Ratings

Mississippi is the last state to actively fly the confederate battle flag within the canton of it’s own state flag. For many years, state-funded universities and some cities around the state have refused to put up the flag. In 2001 a motion was put to popular vote, but in the end nothing was changed. The issue is now becoming more urgent, as white supremacists are flying not only the Confederate and the Nazi flags, but also the Mississippi state flag.
With that in mind, a group of Mississippians began creating a podcast to tell the story of how Mississippi is changing itself from within. We have the opportunity to showcase the future of our state, not the past. We want our listeners to shape the outcome of that story.
This is Red Flag.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Bforaker ,

Every American Must Listen To This!!

I know this podcast is about Mississippi's state flag but every American should listen to the history of the Confederate Flag...learn about cultural iconography and understand how these symbols send important (and yes, destructive) messages to all of us. As someone who wants to work to heal our racial divide, the first step is awareness. I had no idea about any of the history of this flag...the podcasters do a great job of helping the listener to understand the history, learn from amazing professors and learn about incredible civil rights heroes, like James Meredith. Thank you for this great podcast!

Guy202 ,

Local and spot on

So proud of the people doing this podcast and the fact that it is done by Mississippians. I just got finished with ep. 2 and I feel like their approach is spot on and well researched. The opening narrative gives the audience a clear and sobering perspective on what a flag should mean for our state. Give the first episode a listen.

GA white girl ,

Sobering

Having grown up in South Carolina and now living in Georgia and being white, I am amazed at my ignorance of the south (Mississippi especially) and the present struggles we still face. This podcast is hard to listen to but quite necessary. I’ve only made it through the first two episodes and already feel very sobered. Yes, I grew up frequently hearing (and even saying at times) that the Civil War was about states rights and not slavery. Episode 2 blew that argument out of the water. Very well done podcast. Praying it changes perspectives and changes the nation. Keep up the good work y’all!

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