What Mississippi Educators Are Telling Students About State Sanctioned Confederate Heritage Month

Jacob Walker’s students grew up seeing the Confederate flag everywhere — on T-shirts, on keychains, and on cars. He teaches Mississippi studies, world history, government, and economics at a Mississippi high school. After Gov. Phil Bryant’s controversial decision to (R) declare April Confederate Heritage Month, Walker read his students, who are mostly African American, the language of the proclamation.

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