Sarasota artist will hold mock funerals for confederate flags on Memorial Day

Share

Today on Radioactivity we talk about a controversial art project involving the mock funeral of confederate flags across the South. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the cremation and burial these flags will take place on Memorial Day, coinciding with similar ceremonies taken place in southern states such as Kentucky and Missouri as part of the The 13 Flag Funeral art project . The event was conceived by Sarasota artist John Sims, as an reflection on the power of the flag’s symbolism. The ceremony in Orlando will be coordinated by Julian Chambliss, chair of the department of history and coordinator of the Africa & African-American Studies program at Rollins College, and will include multimedia art, music, and poetry.

Then we look at (a report from Channel 11 in Atlanta that looks at influence of he American Legislative Exchange Council in lawmaking. The report showed a journalist being denied access to a closed meeting between Georgia legislators and ALEC lobbyists.

You may also like

26 Essays On Walking. Vote For Our Planet.

Ways Of Walking – Edited by Ann de Forest Ways...

Transgender flag
Florida bill targeting trans driver’s license identification stalls in Senate, passes House

A bill forcing transgender people to identify their sex assigned...

guns gun violence die-in
The Florida House passes a bill to overturn one post-Parkland safety measure by lowering the age to buy rifles

The Florida House on Friday passed a controversial bill that...

pelican tampa bay st. pete kayak
St Pete has extended the date for their “Pulse Check” survey

City of St Petersburg has extended the date for residents...

Ways to listen

WMNF is listener-supported. That means we don't advertise like a commercial station, and we're not part of a university.

Ways to support

WMNF volunteers have fun providing a variety of needed services to keep your community radio station alive and kickin'.

Follow us on Instagram

The Righteous Rockers Experience
Player position: