Welcome to the Perspectives on Confederate Commemoration from the Black Press project!

The articles gathered here tell the stories of how Black journalists from the late nineteenth century to the present viewed efforts by white Southerners to celebrate the Confederacy in the long aftermath of the US Civil War.

Read an introduction to the project here or start browsing.

Black journalists in the post-Reconstruction era unflinchingly documented the white supremacist violence, both physical and psychological, inflicted on Black people during this period. Wherever possible, we have used the language and descriptions presented in these materials to faithfully convey the pain and sense of urgency of their moment. Readers can expect to find offensive language and references to violent episodes in these articles.