Why Is Mississippi’s Confederate Heritage Month a Secret?
April has just been declared Confederate Heritage Month in Mississippi. But you would never know Governor Phil Bryant signed the official proclamation, because, unlike other proclamations, it’s not posted on the state website.
Confederate heritage is a hot-button issue across the South. It took decades for the Confederate Battle Flag to be removed from the South Carolina State House grounds. Voters in Mississippi chose not to remove the Stars and Bars from the state’s flag.
The Governor’s office released a statement about Confederate Heritage Month saying, like his predecessors—both Republican and Democrat—who issued similar proclamations, Gov. Bryant believes Mississippi’s history deserves study and reflection, no matter how unpleasant or complicated parts of it may be.
So why wouldn’t he make his proclamation known? Some wonder if he’s trying to hide something.
So why do you think Governor Bryant is keeping Confederate Heritage Month a secret? The Edgitators weigh in…